Moolenaar Votes Against Democrats' Rushed Bill Benefiting Wealthy Families

December 28, 2020
Press Release

Today, Congressman John Moolenaar voted against Democratic legislation that would have provided federal pandemic benefits to wealthy families.

An analysis by the independent Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget discovered that the legislation would give federal benefits to wealthy families making more than $300,000 a year. Under the legislation the Democrats rushed to the floor today, the CRFB says "a family of 5 would get $10,000 at $150,000 of income, $5,000 at $250,000 of income, phasing down to $0 only above $350,000 of income."

"After months of denying relief for small businesses, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats rushed a bill to the floor and instead of only helping the Americans who need it most, they handed out money to wealthy families," said Moolenaar. “Americans want jobs, and they want their states to trust them, by letting them safely re-open their businesses and serve their customers. State-imposed restrictions supported by Democrats are bankrupting small businesses, harming students, and creating a spike in substance abuse. With new doses of vaccines arriving every day, states should end their restrictions so Americans can provide for their families and kids can go back to school.”

Michigan's pandemic policies have resulted in the third-highest per-capita death rate of the Great Lakes states and Michigan has more than 4,000 more COVID deaths than Ohio.  Additionally, only 37,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to Michigan residents, even though the state has distributed more than 231,000 doses across the state.