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House Republican Policy Committee Finds Needless Spending in President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 “Relief” Bill

February 25, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Today, the House Republican Policy Committee(RPC)publishedabriefthat outlines the needless spending in President Biden's COVID-19 "relief" bill.

While asking Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, President Biden asked, "what would you have me cut?" RPC proposes cutting the following:

  • $86 billionto bail out 185 or so multiemployer pension plans that were poorly managed before the pandemic even started
  • $50 millionin grants for family planning with no Hyde protections blocking federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood
  • $1.5 millionfor Sen. Chuck Schumer's bridge to Canada
  • $112 millionfor Speaker Nancy Pelosi's underground subway to Silicon Valley
  • $123 billionfor K-12 schools that would be spent on non-COVID relief in 2022-2028.
  • $350 billionin state and local aid that rewards states that shut down their economies which causes massive unemployment
  • Any of the$670 billion(over 1/3rd of the bill) that would not be spent this year.

Click here to read RPC's new brief on President Biden's costly COVID-19 "relief" bill.