Hill Votes Against Congressional Democrats’ Attempt to Fast Track President Biden’s Agenda
Washington, February 27, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Rep. French Hill issued the following statement after voting against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, President Joe Biden’s massive spending bill.
“Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Congress has appropriated nearly $4 trillion in government spending to fight COVID-19, including roughly $900 billion just two months ago, and as of today there is $1 trillion that has not yet been deployed to help Arkansas and American families and small businesses. So, instead of focusing efforts on getting that funding out the door, today, predictably, House Democrats promoted yet another $1.9 trillion, which includes redundant, unrelated, and wildly non-targeted spending in the form of blue state bailouts and progressive pet projects.“On top of that, after promising bipartisanship and compromise, President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Schumer, jettisoned Congressional Republicans and used budget reconciliation to expedite their partisan bill misleadingly named ‘COVID-19 relief’ when, in reality, less than 10% of the bill includes provisions to either end the pandemic or bolster our economy. On behalf of Arkansans, I am focused on getting Americans vaccinated, reopening our businesses, and helping return the economy to its full capacity because it’s that and not fluffy giveaways that will get America back on her feet.”