Westfield, NJ – Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi debuted a new coronavirus rescue bill after Democrats rejected the Senate proposal on Sunday night.
Many House Democrats, like NJ-7 Congressman Tom Malinowski, have joined Speaker Pelosi in rejecting the bi-partisan Senate effort in support of new legislation that includes millions of dollars in unrelated spending and government mandates.
Examples include: Full offset of airline emissions by 2025, greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights, bailing out all current debt of the postal service, and required same day voter registration.
Senator Tom Kean released the following statement in reaction to Malinowski’s rejection of the Senate measures and apparent support of the Pelosi bill:
“Every New Jersey family worried about staying healthy, keeping their homes and their jobs and keeping a semblance of civic community with their neighbors, must recognize that Tom Malinowski, at a moment of national crisis, chose to put the interest of partisanship and the whims of the House leadership above the needs and the concerns of the people of the 7th district. This is a sad day for us all and a symptom of the sickness that plagues our national dialogue and undermines our American unity.
“In the New Jersey Senate, I was proud to act swiftly and on a bipartisan basis to help pass legislation that will increase access to healthcare by requiring insurance coverage for telehealth and telemedicine services, allocate funds to make sure students have access to the laptops, tablets and technology they need to continue their education and to help small business owners and the unemployed by creating a temporary lost wage unemployment program.
“This was a moment that tested the moral leadership of our public servants. Tom Malinowski failed that test.”