Declaring the Democrats’ COVID-19 relief bill is laden with “special interest pork and other liberal goodies,” the House Republican Study Committee is waging a last-ditch war to block passage of the $1.9 trillion proposal.
In a memo from its chairman, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, the conservative group said it aims to bring to light “all the left-wing items Democrats are hoping the public won’t find about,” giving Republicans the chance to stop a bill that has been a top priority of President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“The RSC is leading conservatives inside and outside the Beltway in opposition to this so-called ‘relief package.’ The more we learn about it, the worse it sounds,” Banks told Fox News. “That’s why we’ve put together a fact sheet to educate Americans exactly how their taxpayer dollars are being spent by Democrats.”
Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana has called