WASHINGTON - Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Lead Republican for the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed yet another partisan coronavirus relief bill forced by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats.
"Our nation has relied on the actions of Congress and the Administration to weather this pandemic. Up to this point, four bipartisan relief bills have been signed into law, but today that spirit of bipartisanship was abandoned by Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats.
"Republicans have stood firm in our commitment to reach an agreement on an additional package. Instead, House Democrats decided to draft a bill without input from Members on our side of the aisle, resulting in legislation that simply has no chance of becoming law.
"It is very disappointing that we have come to this point because I support many initiatives in this bill, especially assistance for small businesses, the airline industry, and our schools. However, I cannot overlook, nor overstate, the partisan and outright dangerous policies buried in this bill’s text. For this reason, I oppose this bill.
"I remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement that truly supports both the American people and our recovering economy."