Huizenga Votes Against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 Trillion Partisan Wish List
Washington, May 15, 2020
Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) voted against Speaker Pelosi’s $3,000,000,000,000 partisan wish list. H.R. 6800 passed the House this evening by a vote of 208 to 199. Prior to the vote Congressman Huizenga spoke against the bill. Video of the Congressman’s speech as well as a transcript of his remarks are available below.
Congressman Bill Huizenga:
I rise today in opposition to this $3 Trillion dollar liberal, partisan wish list.
With our nation facing an unprecedented challenge this bill erodes the American people’s faith in government when the Speaker refuses to work in a bipartisan manner to move our nation forward.
Giving money to Planned Parenthood, creating marijuana diversity studies, and permanently rewriting our nation’s election laws have nothing to do with the challenges we are currently facing and certainly do not help West Michigan job creators or their employees.
Sadly, provisions in this bill actually disincentivize small businesses from reopening and helping people get back to work in a safe and responsible manner.
What the manufacturer in Kentwood, the pizza shop owner in Muskegon, or the farmers and growers that I have heard from across West Michigan expect is for Congress to take a reasonable and responsible approach. That is not what is happening here today.
This mother of all Christmas tree bills isn’t the Heroes Act. In fact, it should be called the Cynical Partisan Act of 2020 and has absolutely no chance of becoming law.
I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reject this bill and turn our focus to helping our constituents, safely reopening our economy, and defeating this virus.
Note: Despite Speaker Pelosi’s bill having the same name as Congressman Huizenga’s HEROES Act, these are very different pieces of legislation. For details on Congressman Huizenga’s bipartisan bill, which is H.R. 6433, click here.