The Republicans in Congress might have voted AGAINST the Biden bill that will send out almost TWO TRILLION Dollars….
But the Republicans Mayors across the country will have NO PROBLEM taking the money from the Government….
Will the Trumpsters’ be pissed at them?
Let’s see how the Republican Washington DC lawmakers play this…….
I’m thinking ANOTHER effort to change reality?
For these officials ?
Donald Trump supporters are NOT a factor….
They need to money and will accept more money if Biden can get his infrastructure planned bill thru Congress, actually?
The Senate probable efforts against it….
Republicans in Congress attacking President Joe Biden’s plan to pour hundreds of billions of dollars in pandemic relief aid into local governments are facing resistance — from GOP-run states and cities.
Republican mayors in Texas, Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma are among those backing Biden’s state and local government funding plan as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill that’s before the Senate, defying GOP lawmakers in Washington, who are broadly resisting the spending.
“In a crisis and an emergency, you check partisanship at the door, and you get through the crisis,” said John Giles, the Republican mayor of Mesa, Ariz. “You can get back to playing politics when the crisis is over. And so this is one of those times.”
The clash between local and national Republicans is a rare public division in a party that has generally been united in opposition to policies being pushed by Biden and Democrats in control of Congress. It’s a breach that Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have gone out of their way to exploit as the coronavirus legislation enters the final stretch….
“There has been an overwhelming backlash from our Republican congressmen and senators because of how much money is in this bill,” said Arlington, Texas, Mayor Jeff Williams. “For us, the reality is the need is very much here for cities.”
Williams said that when he talks with his counterparts in Washington he tells them “we have seen the great economists of our country all come together” in support of these additional funds for state and local governments….
City and county leaders are amplifying calls for support because the new bill sets aside more than $100 billion for municipal and county governments — just over $120 billion in a “local fiscal recovery fund,” according to the latest Senate version of the bill.
So while just 38 cities got funding in the first round in March, the United States Conference of Mayors estimates the new formula expands eligibility to 19,000 cities, towns and villages. That’s why more than 30 Republican mayors signed on to the letter in support of the package last month that Pelosi touted, with Giles, Holt, Suarez and Williams among them…
Meanwhile, 22 Republican governors in a statement issued at the end of February criticized Biden’s funding plan — but only because their states will see a smaller share of the direct grant funding compared to what Congress sent them in March.