WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, the $1.9 trillion so-called “COVID-19 relief” bill. In response, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) issued the following statement:

“This bill comes nowhere close to delivering needed relief to the American people. Instead, Democrats are using the pandemic as a front to pass their wish list of radical policies that are divisive, partisan, and expensive – leaving Republicans completely out of the discussion. That doesn’t sound like the ‘unity’ promised by President Biden.

“While the legislation does include funding for Planned Parenthood, $112 million for an underground rail boondoggle in Silicon Valley, a minimum wage hike that will eliminate 1.4 million jobs, $570 million to pay federal employees to stay home, and billions in aid for foreign countries, it does nothing to help struggling small businesses or get our kids back in school. In fact, only nine percent of the $1.9 trillion bill goes toward COVID-19 relief. This might be good for ultra-liberal progressives in San Francisco, but it does not come close to meeting the needs of the people of Minnesota’s Seventh District.”

Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.