GOP Allows Virus Relief Bill to Contain $350 Million for Migration and Refugee Assistance

 

The coronavirus relief bill that passed unanimously in the Senate is reported to contain a provision to allocate $350 million for migration and refugee assistance.

According to Fox News:

The $2 trillion spending package to boost the economy in response to the coronavirus crisis includes a $350 million pot of money for “Migration and Refugee Assistance” — the latest item in the legislative behemoth that is angering critics.

While a number of items that Republicans objected to got trimmed in the final Senate bill, the Migrant and Refugee Assistance item actually increased by $50 million to $350 million. That’s more than the bill put forward by House Democrats earlier this week, which included $300 million in “Migrant and Refugee Assistance” for the State Department.

 

The bill ultimately passed the Senate 96-0 and is expected to pass the House in a voice vote on Friday. It includes a number of measures to boost businesses and help individuals hurt by the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

But it includes controversial items, such as  $25 million in funding for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

GOP Senators seemed to voice little opposition to these insane inclusions into the bill and could have to answer for this during the next election cycle.


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