House Democrats Confirm COVID Stimulus Will Include Pork Spending

House Democrats Confirm COVID Stimulus Will Include Pork Spending

Bipartisan stimulus bill may be delayed until 2021

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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December 14, 2020

Rep. Darren Soto (D) has confirmed that the COVID stimulus bill that will come out of the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will include unpopular, non-COVID-related spending.

Republicans and Democrats have been at a stalemate in the ongoing stimulus negotiations for months, mainly because of those non-COVID funding projects Democrats have inserted into legislation.

“Look, there's going to be things in there we like, there's going to be things in there we don't like,” said Soto on the only media outlet Cheddar.

What Democrats like are those non-COVID spending items.

Democrats like Soto point the finger at the Republican-led Senate, accusing them of refusing to pass their funding bill, and pushing legislation to go to conference, and dragging negotiations out instead of passing legislative measures through appropriations bills.

Meanwhile, Republicans want a leaner spending bill that does not include the aforementioned pork-barrel projects, but House Democrats won’t budge.

In the past month, House Democrats, namely Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has put “dope” bills, cat bills, and just about every other piece of legislation up for a vote, but no the much-needed COVID stimulus bill.

President Donald Trump has asked House Democrats to send him a stand-alone stimulus spending bill, but Democrats have refused and has stuck with their CARES Act.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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