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Here’s what you missed during Americans for Prosperity’s COVID-19 Teletownhall

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Here’s what you missed during Americans for Prosperity’s COVID-19 Teletownhall

03.25.20 02:43 PM

Last night, Americans for Prosperity held a*Teletownhall*to discuss federal and state responses to the coronavirus pandemic.** Hosts Tim Phillips, Emily Seidel, and Brent Gardner covered everything from the*Senate*pandemic*relief bill to the emergency reforms states are passing*to make sure health care is more readily available to those who need it.** The Senate*relief bill was, for the most part, timely, targeted, and temporary* The Senate’s relief bill*was the result of bipartisan agreement to help businesses, health care workers,*and struggling Americans.* No*legislation*is perfect.*Many large*bills*are loaded with pork and other riders that have nothing to do*with*the measure’s main*purpose.*Nevertheless,*this relief bill contained*provisions*that*were*timely, targeted, and temporary*to help Americans in need.* After all,*as Emily Seidel said, “now is not the time to be making permanent public policy.”* This was a chance*for Congress*to help millions of Americans*weather this crisis.* But many lawmakers saw an*opportunity for their partisan pet projects* Speaker of the House*Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer*decided to make several last-minute demands that had nothing to do with COVID-19 relief.** They wanted, among other things,*more collective bargaining powers for unions, increased fuel emissions standards for airlines, an expansion of solar and wind tax credits,*and*other provisions of the*“Green New Deal.”* These*long-term*pet projects*had*nothing to do with*COVID-19, which […]

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