In two months, Congress passed four bipartisan bills totaling 3.5 trillion dollars because this crisis required immediate spending to help and much of that spending continues to be distributed today. Since then, the House should have been working, holding bipartisan hearings to examine what more is needed to help states, especially as many of them begin to reopen, but that's not what happened.
Instead, Speaker Pelosi spent the last three weeks behind closed doors crafting a three-trillion-dollar, partisan bill (H.R. 6800) that includes measures to federalize elections, change our immigration laws, and spend billions in taxpayer dollars unrelated to Coronavirus without one single hearing.
I've worked with my colleagues across the aisle on many issues we've heard about from our constituents, including releasing a bipartisan bill to help people who have lost their jobs keep their health insurance. The American people deserve a measured, bipartisan response, not a rushed, partisan bill that is going nowhere.