FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Nancy Pelosi’s Sham Coronavirus Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill in response to the coronavirus crisis, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Speaker Pelosi’s supposed plan to help our nation tackle coronavirus is both absurd and shameful. The Speaker is using this crisis as a shield to try and implement her leftist agenda without debate or scrutiny. These provisions will do nothing to stop this virus.

“Included in the package are provisions from H.R. 1, the Democrats’ anti-free speech campaign finance bill. This is hardly relevant to a global pandemic. There are also mandates for diversity on corporate boards. While airlines are struggling, this Pelosi bill would impose harsher environmental restrictions on them. Not only are these provisions irrelevant, but some may also actually make this situation worse.

“Americans need to pull together and avoid the usual petty arguments that threaten to bog down our response to this crisis. Using 1,100-page bills to hide hyper-partisan provisions is a horrible attempt to exploit this deadly situation. It must stop now.”