Sen. Ernst: A COVID Relief Bill Should Focus on COVID Relief. Period.

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For months now, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) has said any future COVID-19 relief should be focused on COVID-19. Her Democratic colleagues have a much different idea.

This week, Ernst, known as the Senate’s leading foe of wasteful government spending, is shedding light on the extraneous, non-COVID related provisions or policy wish list items included in the Democrats’ proposed nearly $2 trillion dollar “COVID-19 relief” package, which, in part:

  • Allows jobless MILLIONAIRES to access enhanced unemployment payments
  • Allows MILLIONAIRES to enroll in a child care program intended for low-income families
  • $140 million for the Bay Area Rapid Transit expansion in California
  • $1.5 million for the Seaway International Bridge, which connects New York to Canada
  • $350 billion to bail out states – heavily benefitting those with more stringent lockdowns

Ernst – who has a long record of working across the aisle – has helped deliver five bipartisan COVID-19 relief packages that provided critical support to Iowans. Through her work in the Senate, Ernst has continued to prioritize the needs of Iowans while bringing attention to congressional Democrats’ partisanship.

Author: Press Release