REPORT: Nancy Pelosi Tried To Put $140 Million In Funding For Rail Project In Her District Into COVID Bill

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The Democrat COVID bill is still stuffed with pork but one ridiculous item was cut.

Nancy Pelosi tried to include $140 million for a rail project in her district but it was axed after being called out.

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This is why so many Americans can’t stand Congress. Why was this item in the bill in the first place?

The New York Post reports:

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$140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian

Guess she’ll have to take the bus.

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Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn’t allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills.

Republicans singled out the rail project as an example of unrelated “pork” in the bill, which is being rammed through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) ridiculed the project as Pelosi’s “tunnel of love” ahead of an anticipated vote on the package later this week.

Aides to Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, had defended the project, saying that ridership for mass-transit plummeted during the pandemic, making it reasonable to increase government spending.

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This didn’t get much news coverage. Why is that?

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At least it was cut.

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Cross posted from American Lookout.

Source material can be found at this site.

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