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Walden Says Pelosi’s COVID-19 Package “Fails” American People


05.15.20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement after the House passed the partisan Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a bill Walden says “fails” the American people.

“Speaker Pelosi has had quite the day. She was so excited to both upend 231 years of precedent as well as send a bill to the Senate she knows has zero chance of becoming law. I hope that – now that House Democrats have the talking points they were hoping for – we can get back to doing the serious work required of us during this pandemic. Americans are concerned about how they’ll put food on their table, where their next paycheck is coming from, and whether their government will continue to rise to the occasion and make sure states have what they need to test, treat, and safely reopen. They’re counting on us, and this bill fails them,” said Walden.

Watch Walden’s floor remarks on the bill HERE.

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