King said the biggest factor in his decision was the funding for state and local governments.
An outgoing Republican lawmaker says he will buck his party to vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus stimulus package, a bill that includes a slate of progressive measures.
New York Rep. Peter King told to The Hill Wednesday that he plans to vote for House Democrats’s HEROES Act, a $3 trillion relief package for Americans suffering financially from the coronavirus pandemic. The bill has been criticized by some Republicans as a “liberal wishlist” that has no chance of passing.
Pelosi’s legislation, for example, would make illegal aliens eligible for economic assistance, gives protections for sanctuary cities, and allegedly paves the way for coronavirus funds to end up in Planned Parenthood’s coffers. King, who represents a New York district hit hard by the viral outbreak, said he is looking past the measures he disagrees with because his constituents stand to benefit from the bill.
“In some ways it’s a tough decision and in some ways it’s an easy decision,” King said to The Hill on Wednesday.