Washington — Today, Heritage Action, a conservative organization with two million grassroots activists nationwide, released a statement from Executive Director Jessica Anderson responding to Democratic leadership pulling COVID funding from the omnibus government funding package:
Earlier this week, Democrats claimed that billions of dollars in COVID relief were “required for immediate needs” in the omnibus spending package. Yet the same party just stripped out the funding rather than make necessary cuts in other areas. According to Democratic leaders, it was urgent to pass this money — so why did they suddenly pull it out?
The answer, of course, is that they were attempting to fool Americans from the start to get more votes and more money. The “emergency” around COVID funding was a fake attempt to jam this monstrous spending package through.
This government funding process has been a charade since the beginning, and the latest development exposes the farce for the American people to see. Democrats are playing games with the American people’s money, raising funding by over $100 billion dollars without taking a single step to ease inflation or boost American energy production.
Every Republican should take note of how this corrupt process has played out, oppose the process going forward, and demand a long-term continuing resolution.
Heritage Action opposes the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 (H.R. 2471) and will include it as a key vote on our legislative scorecard.