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 Post 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a rail project near the California District of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which Republicans denounced as a waste, was withdrawn from President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill on Tuesday.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?
☁️ $ 1.5 million to build a bridge at Chuck Schumer.
☁️ $ 112 million to build a metro in Nancy Pelosi.
☁️ $ 200 million for museums and libraries
… And that’s just the beginning!
Democrats are in the cloud 1.9 (trillion)
Take a look at their so called “American bailout”. 👇
– Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) February 23, 2021
Today House Republicans are bringing forward a motion to transfer the $ 140 million allocated to the Nancy Pelosi metro to grants that would be used for children’s mental services. Democrats will need to be officially declared – which one will they support? https://t.co/3otgzJvSvm
– Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 26, 2021
Democrats Prioritize ⟶ They chose to put President Pelosi’s $ 140 million Silicon Valley metro above the mental health needs of our country’s students.
– Home Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 1, 2021
At least he was cut.
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