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Senate GOP slams COVID relief bill's 'pricey partisan pet projects'

Added 03-02-21 02:29:02pm EST - “Senate Republicans? are slamming what they call the "pricey partisan pet projects" and "Democratic wish list items" embedded in the coronavirus relief package, saying that "most of the $1.9 trillion" within the legislation has "absolutely…” - Foxnews.com

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Senate Republicans are slamming what they call the "pricey partisan pet projects" and "Democratic wish list items" embedded in the coronavirus relief package, saying that "most of the $1.9 trillion" within the legislation has "absolutely nothing to do" with the pandemic.

Senate Republican Conference Vice Chair Joni Ernst is leading a number of Senate GOP members who are expected to present the areas they've taken issue with on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.

Ernst, R-Iowa, is expected to slam the current "one party monopoly" in Washington, D.C., and say that "Democrats are back to their old spending games."

"The bulk of this budget-busting bill is devoted to fulfilling a wish list of long-time liberal priorities, including billion-dollar bailouts, progressive program expansions, and pricey partisan pet projects," Ernst is expected to say on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon.

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