Democrats defend pork in $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending bill

Democrats are defending special interest provisions packed inside the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package, arguing criticism of the legislation from Republicans is just “misinformation and partisan spin.”

Republicans on the House Budget Committee, who all voted against the package Monday, argued the bill is nothing more than “special interest pork and other liberal goodies.”

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Despite its $1.9 trillion price tag, Republicans say only 8% goes toward coronavirus-related spending, while billions are tacked on to help Democratic-allied activist groups, unions, and bailouts to state and
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