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5 Key Provisions in Democrats’ COVID-19 Bill That Will Hurt Our Economy

Commentary By

Romina Boccia , Director, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget
Lindsey M. Burke, Ph.D, Director, Center for Education Policy
David Ditch, Research Associate, Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal
Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst, Grover M. Hermann Center

Rachel Greszler, Research Fellow in Economics, Budget and Entitlements

5 Key Provisions in Democrats’ COVID-19 Bill That Will Hurt Our Economy
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, delivers a statement on the Heroes Act aid package introduced by House Democrats, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C.
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House Democrats have released a completely unserious proposal to respond to the public health and economic crisis the nation is confronting as a result of COVID-19.

Spanning more than 1,800 pages, the bill represents a partisan laundry list of mostly bad policies, calling for trillions of dollars of additional deficit spending on handouts and items unrelated to the crisis.

Lawmakers should focus on the task at hand and respond directly to the public health crisis and its related effects, not abuse these unprecedented circumstances to push through partisan priorities that would derail the recovery.  Read More…