Congressman Fred Keller votes against Speaker Pelosi’s $3 trillion socialist wish list

May 15, 2020
Press Release
“HEROES Act” is a giveaway to liberal special interests

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) on Friday voted against H.R. 6800, the so-called “HEROES Act” that contains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion socialist wish list items and does nothing to get Americans back to work and start recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Rather than addressing the serious issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislation:

  • Provides for taxpayer-funded payments to illegal aliens.
  • Includes $50 million for “Environmental Justice Grants.”
  • Uses the word “cannabis” more than “economy” or “jobs.”
  • Spans nearly 2,000 pages and was introduced without public hearings or bipartisan input.

 

On voting no on H.R. 6800, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:

 

“This legislation is an absolute non-starter. During my time in Harrisburg and in Congress, I have never seen such a partisan piece of legislation actually receive a vote. Far from addressing the very real and serious impacts of COVID-19, this legislation is simply a giveaway to liberal special interests.

 

“With this sham piece of partisan legislation, Speaker Pelosi wants to increase government dependence and thereby increase government control. I firmly believe the best thing we can do to recover from this invisible enemy is not cower in fear but come together as a nation and find ways to return safely to work and restart the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.”

 

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