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Smith Votes Against Pelosi’s Partisan Wishlist

May 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adrian Smith released the following statement after opposing two bills today, H.R. 6800 and H.Res. 965. Both bills passed the House of Representatives on party-line votes.

H.R. 6800, Speaker Pelosi’s so-called COVID-19 response bill spends would spend $3 trillion and will not be considered by the Senate. H.Res. 965 would allow proxy voting in the House of Representatives for the first time, breaking more than 225 years of precedent.

“I am incredibly disappointed by Speaker Pelosi’s inconsistent voting policies and demanding Members of the House from around the country travel back and forth to Washington solely to conduct these show votes today. We have much work to do for the American people, and our focus must be working on a bipartisan basis to fight COVID-19, preparing to reopen our economy, and ensuring government functions effectively through the pandemic.  Marijuana banking, ballot harvesting, and consolidating power under the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to name just three of the massive problems with these bills, have nothing to do with the pandemic.”