Sen. Lee Statement on Passage of COVID Package

March 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) issued the following statement on the passage of the COVID spending package today in the Senate:

“For more than a year now, Congress has fought back against the COVID pandemic the same way the American people have: together.

“Five times, we crafted major COVID relief bills in a bipartisan process, and passed them with overwhelming bipartisan support. Today, Democrats abandoned that approach and instead passed a partisan grab bag of special interest handouts in the name of fighting a disease. This bloated, wasteful bill was not written for patients or businesses or workers suffering from COVID; it was written for the Democratic Party. It’s a shame and a sham.

“Throughout this difficult time, the American people have bravely held up their end. Today congressional Democrats dropped theirs.”