Rep. Weber (TX-14) Statement on the American Rescue Plan of 2021
Washington, February 26, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Friday, February 26, 2021 U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (TX-14) issued the following statement on H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan of 2021.
"This legislation is not designed to help Americans recover from the pandemic. It is designed to implement a four-year-long wish list of partisan policies. Only 9% of the current bill’s spending is focused on COVID relief. The other 91% is designated to partisan political priorities.
"Some of these priorities include:
"Not only are these policies partisan and wasteful, they discourage the reopening of schools, disincentivize employees from returning to work, reward federal employees at the expense of everyday Americans, incentivize further lockdowns and stifle honest attempts to successfully reopen the economy.
"At its best, this bill would be an attempt to throw money at a problem -- a problem you can’t solve with money. At worst, it is a shameless attempt to deceive our citizens -- masquerading bailouts of failed liberal policies as pandemic relief for Americans.
"For these reasons, how could anyone in good conscience vote for this bill? I vote NO."