Congressman Fred Keller votes NO on Speaker Pelosi’s out-of-touch priorities

December 4, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) voted against the MORE Act and the Big Cat Public Safety Act, legislation brought forth by Speaker Pelosi—in the midst of a global pandemic—that aims to legalize marijuana and revise protections for exotic animals, respectively. The MORE Act passed the House by a vote of 228-164 while the Big Cat Public Safety Act passed by a vote of 272-114. 


By contrast, House Democrats took no legislative action this week to join House Republicans in supporting H.R. 8265, legislation that would deliver the $138 billion in remaining Paycheck Protection Program funds to American families, small businesses, and workers. 


In a video, Congressman Keller highlighted Speaker Pelosi’s unwillingness to bring real relief to the American people and details how she instead chose to push trivial and nonurgent legislation through the House.


(Click to watch video)


Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement in response House Democrats’ legislative priorities:


“Instead of addressing the plight of millions of Americans across the country who are struggling during this pandemic, this week Speaker Pelosi decided to once again put politics over people and hold votes on legalizing marijuana and exotic animals instead of COVID relief measures. I urge my colleagues across the aisle to do their jobs and join House Republicans in delivering targeted relief to our families, businesses, and industries who need it the most.”


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