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.