WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today voted against S. Con. Res. 5, the Budget Resolution, which is being used as a gimmick for the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress to plow forward with a completely partisan COVID relief package filled with proposals that have nothing to do with the pandemic. Hagerty filed a total of 31 amendments this week.
“Throughout this partisan process, Democrats have shown that they are completely unwilling to even try and arrive at a bipartisan solution that will deliver targeted COVID relief,” Senator Hagerty said. “Instead, under the guise of COVID relief, they have distorted a Senate process to jam through unpopular and job-destroying leftwing policies that otherwise would not survive a vote. Republicans want to provide relief to those in need through no fault of their own—our small businesses, our schools, and for vaccine distribution. Democrats would have been better served making a good-faith effort to reach a compromise rather than using this opportunity to ram through their wish-list agenda items to appease their far-left base.”