V.P. Harris visits Colorado to defend Bennet’s wasteful spending vote

Greenwood Village, CO. – Today, Vice President Harris is visiting Colorado to tout the partisan $1.9 trillion liberal wish list that Democrats passed last week. 

Less than 10% of the nearly $2 trillion package goes to COVID relief and just 1% of the spending will actually go toward accelerating vaccine distribution.

Here is a reminder of a few items in this costly boondoggle:

✔️ $86 billion for a pension bailout that pre-dates COVID-19.

✔️ $270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities.

✔️ $570 million for 15 weeks of paid leave for federal employees.

✔️ $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

✔️ $470 million for the humanities, arts, and museums.

✔️ $1.7 billion for Amtrak.

✔️ Forces $36 billion in Medicare Cuts, negatively impacting Colorado seniors. 

✔️ $50 million for “environmental justice grants.”

The legislation passed with bipartisan support AGAINST it. As Chairman Buck said, “The only thing bipartisan about this legislation was the opposition to it.”
Statement from Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson: “Instead of working with Republicans to create a bill that was targeted and tied directly to the COVID-19 crisis, the Biden-Harris Administration chose to pass a partisan bill that looked more like an expensive, liberal wish list.

“Harris’ visit to Colorado to sell this costly boondoggle won’t make Coloradans forget that Bennet, Hickenlooper, and the entire Colorado Democrat Congressional delegation chose to follow Schumer and Pelosi in wasting their tax dollars on things that have nothing to do with COVID relief.” 

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Bennet Votes for $1.9 Trillion Socialist Boondoggle

“Most of the $1.9 trillion House bill has little to do with the virus”
Greenwood Village, CO. – Today, Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper shamefully voted for a partisan $1.9 trillion socialist boondoggle that House Democrats, Chuck Schumer, and President Biden have tried to spin as “COVID relief.
Here are just a few items included in this boondoggle:
  $270 million for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Humanities.
 $129 billion for elementary and secondary schools – even if they stay closed.
 $570 million for 15 weeks of paid leave for federal employees.
 $200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 $820 million for Amtrack’s Northeast Corridor and $166 million for long distance rail.
 Forces $36 billion in Medicare Cuts, negatively impacting Colorado seniors. 
 $50 million for “environmental justice grants.”

As the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board wrote: No wonder Democrats want to pass all this on a partisan vote. It’s a progressive blowout for the ages that does little for the economy but will finance Democratic interest groups for years. Please don’t call it Covid relief.”

Surprisingly, less than 9 percent of this plan would actually go to directly fighting COVID-19.

Even some Democrats think their Party has gone too far this time. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) voted against the partisan bill and said, “There’s a ton of stuff in here that has nothing to do with COVID, nothing to deal with the emergency at hand.” 

Statement from Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson: “It is completely shameful how Senator Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper have sold out Colorado’s middle class and voted for this completely partisan liberal wishlist.

“This bill is the worst of Washington – Coloradans won’t forget that Bennet once again chose to follow Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in passing a wasteful, partisan, and extreme spending bill.”

Why is Bennet supporting unqualified and far-left extremist, Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary? 

Greenwood Village, CO.This morning, Senator Bennet voted along party lines to move forward the nomination of Xavier Becerra to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A department that is even more important as the U.S. continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

So who did Biden nominate? A Doctor? A former healthcare professional? Maybe a former HHS staffer? 

No, he chose Xavier Becerra, a far-left California career politician who “does not have a direct background in health care.” 

But, Becerra is well known in Washington for his extreme views on illegal immigration and abortion.

Becerra has previously supported decriminalizing illegal immigration and giving illegal immigrants government- subsidized healthcare and other benefits.

Becerra’s outlandish views don’t end there. He has sued nuns, refused to call for free elections in Cuba, supports stripping private health insurance away from millions, and has failed to name even a single abortion restriction he’d support.

Statement from Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson: “The United States is still dealing with the huge impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Bennet shouldn’t be voting to support a nominee who has no medical or healthcare background, and who supports immigration and abortion policies that are far outside the mainstream. 

“Instead of bowing to Biden, Schumer, and his far-left benefactors, Bennet should vote NO on confirming this unqualified and far-left nominee to a critical cabinet position.” 

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