Nancy Pelosi Proudly Unveils $3 Trillion Dems Wish List
As the country is gearing up to re-open the economy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proudly unveiled phase four of the coronavirus bill, which looked less than an economic relief program, and more of a $3 trillion Democratic party wishlist.
On Tuesday, Pelosi presented a 1,815-page bill for the House to vote on.
The House Speaker failed to take into account the Republican opinion, as well as to consult and negotiate with the rest of the Republican party. Pelosi’s refusal to cooperate and pursue a bipartisan bill will only result in more delays, especially when it comes to the Senate.
Media outlet Politico even described the 1,815-page bill as a Democratic “wishlist” As the news outlet wrote, “Privately, several House Democrats concede their latest bill feels like little more than an effort to appease the most liberal members of the caucus.” The media outlet claimed that the Democratic party deliberately ignored “most important priorities” and even to take into consideration past coronavirus negotiations.
Entitled the “Heroes Act,” the bill contains funding for the following causes: a $1 million allocation for the National Science Foundation to help combat coronavirus “disinformation,” $10 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), $10 million fo the National Endowment for the Humanities, a whopping $25 million for emergency support services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers, $15 million to maintain operational expenses for the those that have been affected by HIV/AIDS, and $50 million to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Although countless families and business owners are trying to bounce back from the economic crisis, Pelosi used the crucial fund to sprinkle a few allocations for the education sector, such as $20 million for Howard University, $11 million for Gallaudet University, and $11 million for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Most importantly, Pelosi granted an additional $500 billion for State and local government bailout, as well as $375 billion in aid to local governments. Unfortunately, there was no chance that the bill would turn into law unless Pelosi came into a bargaining agreement.
Republican senators were having none of Pelosi’s ridiculous wishlist. Sen. Rick Scott and Ted Cruz believed that the federal bailout would only help “fiscally irresponsible” states such as California and New York.
Even Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) believed that the “Heroes Act” had an excess of 70 appropriations that would cost the American people billions of dollars. In his Twitter post, the Republican lawmaker believed that there was no chance that the Dem’s wishlist would become law.
Today's proposal by @SpeakerPelsoi has over 70 appropriations in excess of a billion dollars each.— Rep. Ralph Norman (@RepRalphNorman) May 12, 2020
When you walk out of secret negotiations with an 1800 page, $3 trillion bill that has no chance of becoming law, why is that portrayed as an accomplishment? pic.twitter.com/VzEm9tLS9t
Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that the rest of the Republican lawmakers are not in a hurry to implement the “Heroes Act.” In fact, McConnell planned to remain conservative in terms of fiscal spending and will try to “assess” the impact that the previous stimulus bill had on the economy, such as the CARES Act.
In addition, McConnell believed that they would have to determine if “further relief might be necessary” before they move into the next bill. “We have not yet felt the urgency of acting immediately. That time could develop, but I don’t think it has yet,” McConnel said.