Kelly Condemns Illinois Republicans Who Opposed Heroes Act Stimulus in Light of Pritzker Accusation
WASHINGTON, DC – Following House passage of the Heroes Act COVID-19 emergency stimulus package, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) expressed frustration with Illinois Republicans who unanimously opposed the critical funding measure in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic:
“In these grave times where American families and businesses are fighting every day for survival, I find it disappointing that not one Illinois Republican in Congress had the courage to do what was right and vote for this critical COVID stimulus measure. The Heroes Act is an emergency investment in our communities during these tough times. It offers a steady hand for our first responders and frontline workers. It offers hope to our small business owners and state and local governments and let’s them know that they aren’t alone weathering this storm.
Unfortunately, today all five Illinois Republicans made the partisan choice to block vital federal funds, necessary in the fight against the coronavirus, from reaching constituents and local municipalities in their home districts. Their constituents deserved better, and the American people deserve better. I’m glad House Democrats were able to rally bipartisan support to pass the Heroes Act and provide working families and small businesses with the relief they deserve.”
Note: Congresswoman Kelly’s statement was made in response to a letter sent Friday by Illinois Republicans Darin LaHood, Adam Kinzinger, Mike Bost, John Shimkus, and Rodney Davis accusing Governor Pritzker of potentially withholding funds from local communities.