Tuesday, December 22, 2020

'It's hostage-taking.' AOC lashed out after lawmakers got only hours to read and pass the huge 5,593-page bill to secure COVID-19 relief


Mia Jankowicz

Dec. 22, 2020

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted furiously about the short time given to lawmakers to review the spending bill passed at speed by Congress on Monday. 
  • Lawmakers had only a few hours to read the 5,593-page, $1.4 trillion bill, which was published in the afternoon and passed the same night.
  • It was an omnibus measure that included a host of other measures along with the $900 billion in coronavirus relief.
  • Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that there was no way lawmakers could have read the whole thing and said the process was serving the American people poorly.


1 comment:

rjs said...

5,593-pages. that's why it took so long to pass...they loaded it up with ornaments for every special interest out there...from time to time, we'll hear about one atrocious provision or another....but much of it we'll never know about...

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