‘HEROS Act’ and COVID-19 News

Date:  May 14, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
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There’s a major piece of legislation that the House of Representatives is slated to vote on tomorrow.  HR-6800, which Jim described as a ‘wish list’ of things that some want to see passed through Congress, is a whopping 1,815 pages long.  It’s to make emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30th, 2020, and for other purposes.  It’s also known as The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or in short, the ‘HEROS Act.’

With a price tag of 3 trillion dollars, is this legislation as ‘coronavirus centric’ as Nancy Pelosi claims or is this just an attempt to prop up her liberal base and goals?  

For example, Family Policy Alliance alleges that the bill excludes Hyde Amendment protections for furloughed employees COBRA insurance premiums.  This means there are no protections to guarantee that federal funds won’t be used to subsidize abortion.

They also claim that marijuana businesses would be provided with federal banking privileges and that ‘Big marijuana’ would be granted ‘safe harbor’ by the legislation for banking and investments.  This despite the fact that marijuana is an illegal drug.

From 200 million for diaper assistance to 75 million for additional janitorial services for air traffic control towers, it’s obvious that Pelosi and the Democrats are ‘all-in’ as they attempt to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.  

What’s ‘vaccine hesitancy’ all about?  How did the Wisconsin Supreme Court rule regarding the state’s ‘Safer at Home’ order?  Jim combed through the details of these and other related issues, so don’t miss this edition of Crosstalk to hear how this topic affects you.

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To talk to your members of the House of Representatives regarding HR-6800 call 202-225-3121.

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