Missouri U.S. House Reps Respond to Stimulus Passage

A one-point-nine-trillion-dollar pandemic relief package heads to the U-S Senate after approval by the Democratic-controlled U-S House.

The plan featuring 14-hundred-dollar stimulus checks passed early Saturday with no Republican support. Missouri G-O-P Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says it’s “serving as an excuse to spend our tax money on unnecessary things completely unrelated to the pandemic.” Fellow Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer claims only nine percent of the proposal is related to COVID relief. Freshman Democrat Cori Bush says it expands testing, contact tracing, and a national vaccination program, and provides 700-million dollars in relief for local governments in the St. Louis region.