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Nancy Pelosi tried to fund the $ 140 million COVID bill for a rail project in her district

Nancy Pelosi tried to include $ 140 million for a rail project in her district, but it was cut after being called out.

This is why so many Americans cannot stand Congress. Why was this clause in the bill in the first place?

The New York reports:

$ 140 million ‘Pelosi metro’ removed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian

Guess she’ll have to take the bus.

Funding for a rail project near the California District of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which Republicans denounced as a waste, was withdrawn from President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill on Tuesday. of dollars.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled that the $ 140 million credit was not allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that governs unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills.

Republicans chose the railroad project as an example of an unrelated “pig” in the bill, which went through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Ridiculed the project as Pelosi’s “tunnel of love” ahead of a planned vote on the package later this week.

Aides to Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, had defended the project, saying transit ridership plummeted during the pandemic, making the increase in government spending reasonable.

It didn’t get a lot of media coverage. Why is that?

At least he was cut.

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