Senator Blackburn’s Top Concerns in the Omnibus and Relief Package

Senator Marsha Blackburn
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Here are some of Sen. Blackburn’s serious concerns with provisions buried in the 5,593 page Omnibus and Relief Package:  

1. Unconscionable Spending

Spending $2.4 trillion of Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars will make it even harder for our economy to recover    

2. New York Public Transportation  

Mass transit will receive over $4 billion for public transportation despite subway ridership plummeting more than 70%      

3. Endless Lawsuits for Businesses  

• The over 5,500 page bill didn’t include any legal protections for businesses  

• This means that businesses bear the brunt of all lawsuits from employees and customers regarding reopening in a pandemic  

• Without protections, businesses burdened with lawsuits could be caught in a second pandemic    

4. Pell Grants for Prisoners  

• Prisoners enrolled in prison education program are now eligible for federal Pell Grants reserved for low-income students    

5. Illegal Immigrant Benefits  

• Households with illegal immigrants are now eligible to get paychecks for this round of relief and retroactively for the last round of relief  

• In the new bill, households will receive $600 for each adult and $1,200 for each adult from the first round    

6. Energy Market Interference  

• This bill imposes climate change initiatives that pick winners and losers in the energy sector through subsidies, mandates, and by doubling down on failed government-driven programs  

• The funding for “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” is allocated at $2.86 billion—a $16 million increase from FY20 levels  

• The resulting research grants in wind energy, geothermal energy, and mineral production interfere with the energy market and are yet another example of frivolous spending in a time of need  

7. Irrelevant, Liberal Agenda-Driven Foreign Aid  

• $179,000,000 for renewable energy programs in Africa  

• $10,000,000 for gender programs in Pakistan  

• $50,000,000 for higher education programs in Malawi and Egypt    

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