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Did you see the news?

Late yesterday, President-elect Biden released a $1.9 TRILLION COVID response proposal!

His massive spending plan includes $350 BILLION to bailout irresponsible policymaking by state and local governments while doing little to address the virus.

I wanted to make sure you saw my statement:

“President-elect Biden’s proposal doubles down on the same careless spending tactics that have repeatedly failed to help our country emerge from the pandemic.

We can end the pandemic and help the economy recover stronger than before, but doing so requires working together to meet challenge head-on while rejecting reckless spending policies that would dig us deeper into debt.

Bailouts for state and local governments for decades of reckless spending by irresponsible politicians have no place in a COVID relief bill and they should be rejected.

No doubt people across the country are hurting, but why are we doubling the minimum wage to $15 at a time when many businesses are struggling to meet their payroll, or sending checks to those who have not lost their income?

We must stop the virus, work towards clearing the way for people to get back to work safely, get the economy going again, and continue to reject policies that make economic recovery more difficult.

We stand ready to work with members of both parties and the incoming Biden administration to help put the focus where it should be — on defeating this virus and coming back stronger than before.”

I’ll be emailing you again next week with an opportunity for you to join me in telling lawmakers to rally around a smart plan for our country’s recovery with a new petition. Keep your eyes on your inbox.

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