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Five days after pledging “unity,” President Biden broke his promise and shoved the notion of bipartisanship aside in order to jam through a massive liberal wishlist.

“If you pass a piece of legislation that breaks down on party lines – but it gets passed – that doesn’t mean there wasn’t unity. It just means it wasn’t bipartisan,” said Biden. Of course, that doesn’t make sense – that’s the opposite of unity.

He then handed the keys to House Democrats, who in turn have continued to reject commonsense solutions from Republicans in committee markups.

Here are some of the GOP-led proposals rejected yesterday by Democrats.

Helping People Get Back To Work:

  • An amendment that would ensure we don’t make it harder for businesses to rehire workers with full-time, long-term jobs by preventing the unemployment insurance supplement from paying more than workers earned in their jobs. Democrats in Ways & Means voted against it.
  • An amendment for significant funding for employment and training that would have provided communities and individuals the support and new skills, and frankly, the chance, needed in a post-pandemic economy. Democrats on the Agriculture Committee voted against it.
  • Amendments to assist workers impacted by the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. Democrats on Transportation & Infrastructure voted against them.
Helping Kids Get Back In School:
  • Two amendments to ensure families have the opportunity to send kids to in-person school. Both Ways & Means and Financial Services Committee Democrats unanimously voted against this idea.
Focusing On Vaccines To Reopen The Economy:
  • An amendment to create a new Treasury grant program that is focused on getting vaccines into communities so businesses can reopen. Democrats on the Financial Services unanimously voted against it.
  • An amendment to redirect funds to the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) to help with vaccination distribution. Democrats on Transportation & Infrastructure voted against it.
Protecting Americans’ Tax Dollars & Protecting Against Fraud:
  • An amendment to require states to verify the identity of pandemic unemployment benefits to prevent scammers from stealing unemployment money. Democrats on Ways & Means voted against it.
    • CNBC: “Scammers have taken $36 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments from American workers.”
      • Click HERE or the image below to see Rep. Devin Nunes’ (CA-22) remarks in support of his amendment:

  • An amendment (for all relevant housing programs in the bill) to add a requirement that applicants be notified that it is always illegal to make a false statement to the government and that the applicant agrees that they must repay any amounts received if they are found to have made a false statement in their application. Democrats on the Financial Services unanimously voted against it.
  • An amendment providing additional funding to root out waste, fraud, and abuse in SBA programs. Democrats on the Small Business Committee voted against it.

Targeting Relief To Those Who Really Need It:

  • An amendment would require additional Pandemic Emergency funds be allocated proportionately to states based on the number of children in poverty. Democrats on Ways & Means voted against it.
    • Click HERE or the image below to see Rep. Carol Miller’s (WV-03) remarks in support of her amendment:

Helping Rural Americans As Democrats Ignore Them:

  • An amendment would ensure that relief for small businesses in rural communities is prioritized instead of following Democrats’ plan to send money to big cities and blue states. Democrats on the Financial Services unanimously voted against it.
  • An amendment to redirect the $10 billion in transit funding above the Biden administration’s request to state departments of transportation for road and bridge programs, providing for a more equitable distribution of this funding throughout the country and ensuring that rural communities aren’t left behind by this relief package. Democrats on Transportation & Infrastructure voted against it.
  • An amendment to direct more funds toward vaccine distribution in rural and small states. Democrats on Transportation & Infrastructure voted against it.
  • An amendment to invest in the connectivity needs of Rural America, describing it as a “poison pill.” Democrats on the Agriculture Committee voted against it.
  • An amendment that raises simple questions about what the needs of rural America are or who the proposals in their bill would benefit? Democrats on the Agriculture Committee voted against it.

Standing Up To China:

  • An amendment to ensure that no entities owned or controlled by non-market economy countries, including the Chinese regime, would be able to receive funding provided under the measure. Democrats on Transportation & Infrastructure voted against it.

No SBA Loans For Violent Criminals:

  • An amendment prohibiting access to SBA loans for individuals convicted of violent crimes, sexual crimes, or assault on a police officer. Democrats on the Small Business Committee voted against it.

Leader McCarthy released the following statement regarding Democrats’ misguided priorities:

“It hasn’t even been a month since President Biden has been in office and he has already caused devastating job loss for thousands of hardworking Americans, and has given parents virtually no hope their children will be able to return to a regular school schedule.

“Democrats in Congress are following the President’s lead by pushing proposals that would exacerbate the economic distress caused by the pandemic. Meanwhile, Republicans advocated for amendments that would ensure kids get back to in-person learning, that emergency resources go directly to children in poverty, and that would invest in vaccine distribution, but House Democrats unanimously opposed every one of these solutions.

“This funding bill is nothing more than a blue state bail out that neglects the needs of our rural communities and will do nothing to fuel an economic recovery.”

Look-ahead to problematic policies in today’s committee markups:

Ways and Means (Day 2):

  • Democrats will push ahead for liberal wishlist items.
    • Democrats are attempting to expand government programs rather than thoughtfully target aid.
    • Democrats’ proposals will create the incentive to keep people out of work.
    • Rather than helping American citizens defeat the virus, Democrats want to focus on offering benefits to illegal immigrants.

Financial Services Committee (Day 2):

  • Dems’ policies are not timely and targeted.
    • Assistance is not targeted to get to those who need it quickly, instead it stretches out years into the future despite immediate needs.
    • Democrats’ bill fails to prevent waste or fraud in housing programs.
      • Instead their bill funds long-standing liberal preferred programs that won’t help those who need it now.

Energy & Commerce Committee:

  • Democrats’ plans are not targeted, they’re just part of a long-standing liberal wishlist.
    • Republicans support increasing resources for COVID-19 vaccines so we can get Americans vaccinated as quickly as possible. We could do that on a bipartisan basis and have a bill to the President by the end of the month. The Biden Administration has set an “ambitious” goal of 100 million shots in the first 100 days. However, with the plan the previous Administration put in place the seven day rolling average of daily shots in the United States for February 10th is already 1.56 million.
      • For $160 billion in additional spending for a vaccine plan, we need a more aggressive goal than one we are already set to meet.
    • Democrats’ bill provides a $50 million give-away to Planned Parenthood through Title X. The Title X program was provided over $286 million in December. President Biden has ordered HHS to reverse the Protect Life Rule which bans program funding for being used to promote abortion which will allow Planned Parenthood to receive taxpayer funds to promote abortions.
    • Democrats want to push for policies they’ve wanted long before COVID rather than focusing resources on beating the virus, such as encouraging states to permanently expand Medicaid and provide grants to state based exchanges that are already self-sufficient.