President Joe Biden just signed into law his historical $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, The American Rescue Plan. Some call it the most significant legislation since President Franklin Roosevelt New Deal creating jobs in infrastructure and other public work projects. Others compared it to President Lyndon Johnson’s Civil Rights and Social Security laws. But not one Republican voted for President Biden’s bill. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had something to say about that.
Even though the ground around the Biden bill was Republican barren, one senator brazenly took the credit for it. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) did not even let the new president sign his groundbreaking relief bill before he was scooping up the accolades. After voting against it, Wicker had the nerve to brag about how great the law was.
The House Speaker explained the beauty of the bill’s ability to change people’s lives. As a civilized nation, one in five children should not experience hunger:
‘[The bill] will make an immediate difference in people’s lives, injecting vaccine into their arms, money into their pockets, children going back into school safely and people going to work safely.’
Then, Speaker Pelosi criticized the Republican who decided the bill was just fine:
‘Unfortunately, Republicans, as I say, you know, vote no and take the dough. You see already some of them claiming, “Oh, this is a good thing,” or “That’s a good thing,” but they couldn’t give it a vote.’
Listen to the Speaker’s weekly address below:
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