Early Saturday morning, the House of Representatives passed the much anticipated $1.9 Trillion COVID relief bill that Democrat contest will benefit the vast majority of Americans, cut the measure that passed along party lines (219-212) at 2 am Saturday, may not be as family-friendly as promoted.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), who labels herself as a moderate Democrat, and could be a potential challenger to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2022, has voted in favor of the bill, a bill that Republicans are calling a Progressive wish list.
Murphy claims that she was, "proud" to support the relief bill, adding that, "this COVID relief bill that will help Florida families and businesses struggling through no fault of their own. We're now a step closer to delivering direct checks to households, expanding unemployment assistance, and getting the vaccines to every America."
Proud to support this COVID relief bill that will help Florida families and businesses struggling through no fault of their own. We’re now a step closer to delivering direct checks to households, expanding unemployment assistance, and getting the vaccine to every American. https://t.co/VZvh7NBvAs
— U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) February 27, 2021
However, one may wonder how "family-friendly" is, as ONLY 1% of the funds are directed to the vaccine and 9% goes to stimulus relief.
US Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), broke the bill down into 7 points, or grievances the GOP has with the bill on Twitter:
"200 MILLION for the institute of Museum and Library Services."
"The $135 MILLION for the National Endowment for the Humanities."
"The $135 MILLION for the National Endowment for the Arts."
"The $112 MILLION for a train in San Francisco."
"The $77 MILLION for the Government Accountability Office."
"The $50 MILLION for environmental justice."
"The $1.5 MILLION on a train in San Francisco."
A lot of the funding pours into Silicon Valley, to keep Big Tech in power.
The bill will proceed to the Senate where Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will cast a vote on the matter.
Rubio spoke to The Floridian early Saturday morning to comment on the wasteful bill.
"If they are going to borrow and spend $1.9 trillion they should have at least tried to help the economy recover from the pandemic", said Rubio. "Instead, the House passed a liberal wish list decorated to look like COVID relief law."