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March 10, 2022

Pelosi Suffers ‘Heartbreaking’ Defeat on Capitol Hill

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House Democratic leaders were forced to remove billions of dollars in coronavirus relief funding from a $1.5 trillion government package — a move that allows for the passage of the larger package but leaves the future of pandemic relief uncertain. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) confirmed the news in a Dear Colleague letter, wherein she called the defeat “heartbreaking.”

“Because of Republican insistence — and the resistance by a number of our Members to making those offsets — we will go back to the Rules Committee to remove COVID funding and accommodate the revised bill,” Pelosi wrote.

“We must proceed with the omnibus today, which includes emergency funding for Ukraine and urgent funding to meet the needs of America’s families.”

“It is heartbreaking to remove the COVID funding, and we must continue to fight for urgently needed COVID assistance, but unfortunately that will not be included in this bill.”

Though Pelosi largely blamed Republicans, The Hill reports, members of her own party ultimately forced her hand.

After a tumultuous morning of internal negotiations, lawmakers proposed to offset $15.6 billion in new pandemic relief by rescinding unspent COVID-19 funds sent to certain states as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill one year ago.

“I’m not going to tolerate that,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) said. “If they can pull that out, we might be able to move forward.”

“This deal was cut behind closed doors. Members found out this morning, this is completely unacceptable,” said Rep. Annie Craig (D-MN) shortly after leaving Pelosi’s office.


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Democrats yank COVID relief after revolt by own members

7 comments on Pelosi Suffers ‘Heartbreaking’ Defeat on Capitol Hill

  1. June says:

    If nancy what more money from tax payers how about taking it from all the money her family has

    1. Grace says:

      Maybe Nancy can donate some of that money she made from her husbands limousine business in China to her liberal causes. She has become a billionaire using information she learns from companies while pushing their wishes through congress. If not yet illegal it is immoral but Nancy seems to become more immoral every year she takes up space in the government.

      1. Centurion says:

        Congress exempted themselves from the insider trading laws that they sent Martha Stewart to jail for.

  2. rottenrollin says:

    Pelosi IS a heartbreaking defeat. She and hers are killing America.

  3. thomas says:

    FUCK PELOSI AND FUCK DEMOCRATS

  4. Lisa says:

    HAHAHAHA you fucking bitch…we Americans DO NOT need this right now…F the dems

  5. alfalfa says:

    This was no defeat for anyone but we the people. The bill is full of pork and more pork. This was a defeat for the American people.
    This is why they do not want to have separate bills, they like to make bills with all kinds of funding so that the American voter has no idea what is in the bill because it is so big that they give no time for anyone to read it. Nothing more but screw the people. The house and senate are nothing but crooks and thieves.

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