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Rep. Buck Votes "NO" on Pork-Filled $1.9T COVID Bill

March 10, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) voted against H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act. 
Nine percent of this bill focuses on COVID health spending and over $1 trillion is spent on unrelated pork. Not only does this bill ignore the science on reopening schools, but 95 percent of the money going towards schools cannot be spent until after 2021. Click HERE for a one-pager on H.R. 1319. 
Rep. Buck released the following statement concerning his objection to H.R. 1319:
"I am absolutely in favor of targeted increases to unemployment and housing benefits and giving $1,400 checks to struggling Americans who need it the most. I am absolutely opposed to the $1 trillion of pork in this bill," Rep. Buck said. "House Democrats have, once again, not let this crisis go to waste. This is this largest stand alone stimulus bill in U.S. history. It is stuffed with non-COVID-related spending, which includes funding for pet projects in Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s home states, money for Obamacare subsidies and Planned Parenthood, and stimulus checks for prisoners and illegal immigrants. If the price tag of the pork in this bill weren’t enough, we still have $1 trillion in unspent funds that Democrats failed to repurpose from the past five bills that provided over $4 trillion in COVID relief."