Rep. Buck Objects to the Bipartisan Bankruptcy of America
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) released the following statement concerning his opposition to the $484 billion coronavirus bill that passed the House today:
“We are engaged in a bipartisan bankruptcy of this country. We will not heal our communities and put an end to this crisis by throwing trillions of dollars at an economy chained by a government-mandated quarantine.
We cannot continue to push through rapid-fire spending packages that leave a massive debt burden on our children and grandchildren. Our constituents deserve representatives who will do their job and stand up for the American taxpayer in good times and in bad,” Rep. Buck said.
“I support targeted funding for struggling small businesses, workers, and healthcare providers, but passing a half-trillion-dollar spending bill through Congress without committee consideration or a chance to submit amendments evades the responsibility we have to the American people as members of Congress. We need to be in Washington, working day in and day out to hold hearings, markup bills, and participate in rigorous debate over these exorbitant spending packages. If our healthcare workers, grocers, farmers, ranchers, and truck drivers are working around the clock for our country, so should Congress,” Rep. Buck said.