Cori Bush Statement on COVID-19, Omnibus Funding Negotiations
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) released the below statement amid negotiations over COVID-19 funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022:
“Democrats delivered on the American Rescue Plan, which included life-saving, tangible investments in our children, families, and communities. Why is it that we can create new money for defense spending, but when it comes to investing in our communities, the only way Congress can make a deal is by taking that same lifesaving American Rescue Plan money away from our communities? We cannot turn our backs on the progress this money is intended to fund. In Missouri, this funding was already appropriated to help fund childcare, health care, housing, and our schools. To turn around and now say we’re taking hundreds of millions of dollars back, in the name of bipartisanship is just unbelievable. I vehemently oppose efforts to snatch back the lifesaving resources we need to fully and equitably recover from this pandemic.”
Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.