(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, a $3,000,000,000,000 spending measure comprised of Democrat policy agenda items alongside measures that expand financial support to individuals and businesses from the CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act.
LaMalfa said: “Americans have made unbelievable sacrifices – personal, financial, and spiritual – to pull through these hard times. When given the opportunity to try to resolve the problems created by this virus, House Democrats came to the table with an 1800-page partisan grab bag that is estimated to cost the taxpayer $3 trillion – nearly double the total of the most expensive bill in American history. There are still billions of dollars from previous coronavirus legislation that need to be properly utilized, yet Democrats are attempting to spend even more and send our national debt into a freefall. It’s clear this bill was never written to become law because it was crafted behind closed doors without a single Republican’s input. It’s nothing more than a messaging bill for the upcoming election. Instead of attempting to solve the real issues, Democrats used this virus to take advantage of the American taxpayer and pass their partisan wish list.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.