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Huizenga Backs COVID-19 Relief Package for West Michigan, Calls for Speaker Pelosi to be held Accountable for Pandemic Politicking

Tonight, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan coronavirus relief package to help West Michigan families and small businesses.

“Tonight’s long-awaited agreement provides critical aid to working families and small businesses here in West Michigan and across the nation. Specifically, this agreement extends the Paycheck Protection Program, delivers additional help for restaurants, and provides relief to small concert venues that have been devastated by shutdowns. Additionally, this bipartisan agreement delivers stimulus checks to hard hit families, money for vaccines, and funding to help schools resume in-person learning.

“While this relief package will provide a lifeline to struggling small businesses, how many small businesses were forced to shut their doors for good while waiting for Washington to act? Speaker Pelosi’s decision to play politics with pandemic relief - only to agree to an aid package that is roughly half of what was offered earlier this year - should not be glossed over. This decision to let the livelihood of struggling Americans be ruined should not only be a part of her legacy, it should cost her the speakership in the next Congress.”

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