This relief could have arrived earlier if Democrats had not opted to leverage the pandemic to force through a number of totally unrelated political priorities.
Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst
A recent misleading Register editorial praised the Senate’s approval of additional coronavirus aid, and claimed that we opposed a litany of coronavirus policies included in the package.
The board argued that because a $1.9 trillion spending bill, filled with unrelated and wasteful provisions, passed on a party-line basis, we turned our backs on Iowa. Just one problem: We supported aid for Iowa included in this bill. We also supported aid for Iowans that Democrats stripped out of it. This is on top of the $4 trillion in aid that Congress passed last year on a bipartisan basis, hundreds of billions of which have yet to be spent.
Since the Register chose to ignore them, let’s take a look at the facts.
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