May 19, 2020

Democrats' $3 Trillion "Parade of Absurdities"


  • On May 12, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a 1,815 page partisan wish list that would cost taxpayers more than $3 trillion.
  • The bill includes hundreds of millions in wasteful spending and does nothing to encourage long-term economic recovery.
  • It would take power away from the states and make permanent changes to the American election process. 

On May 12, House Democrats introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act. Just three days later, Democratic leaders forced the partisan bill through the House on a vote of 208-199. Fourteen Democrats broke ranks to reject the 1,815-page far-left wish list, a $3 trillion spending spree that would do little to encourage long-term economic recovery. The White House issued a veto threat against the bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called it “a parade of absurdities that can hardly be taken seriously.” With this legislation, House Democrats put their own political agenda squarely ahead of serious attempts to help Americans recover from the ongoing pandemic.

A Staggering Cost for Taxpayers


Makes Permanent Changes to Our Election System


Backward Tax Priorities


Policies Unrelated to COVID-19


Issue Tags: COVID-19, Senate