Press Release

McHenry Condemns Democrats' Partisan and Wasteful Legislation

Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement after the House passage of President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ COVID relief legislation, H.R. 1319, a wasteful $1.9 trillion bill that fails to target funding where it is most needed and will not help our economy safely reopen:

"In the face of this ongoing pandemic, what the American people need is targeted, temporary relief that is directly related to COVID," said Congressman McHenry. "While we should be focused on getting kids into classrooms and vaccines into arms, Democrats are instead pushing through a progressive wish list that dedicates only 9 percent of its $1.9 trillion price tag to actually combatting the virus. If Democrats had worked with Republicans, as they have on five separate occasions since last March, we could have voted today to provide the COVID-related relief Americans need to help end this nightmare."

Congressman McHenry also delivered remarks on the House Floor condemning this bill and calling for bipartisan action to provide targeted COVID-19 relief for Americans in need. Watch Congressman McHenry's speech by clicking here or on the image below.

On Friday, Congressman McHenry testified before the House Rules Committee on H.R. 1319 to highlight the failures of this legislation and the House Financial Services Committee's Democrats refusal to work with Republicans to find bipartisan solutions to the pandemic. Click here or on the image below to watch.