Republican Bills Hinder Wisconsin’s Efforts to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
Committee on Human Services, Children and Families executive session continues to show Republicans unwilling to do the real work for Wisconsinites
MADISON- Today, the Senate Committee on Human Services, Children and Families met to take up several COVID-19 bills that were removed from Assembly Bill 1 when it was taken up in the Senate.
Senator Melissa Agard (D-Madison) released this statement regarding the executive session today:
“Yet again, we have missed an opportunity to address the real issues that are affecting Wisconsin families. The bills taken up today in the Committee on Human Services, Children and Families were items that were removed from Assembly Bill 1 when passed by the Senate over a week ago. Rather than move on and discuss new ideas for legislation, Republicans want to rehash policies they know will not provide any necessary relief for folks all across Wisconsin.
“It is frustrating my colleagues across the aisle are still unwilling to take up legislation that will provide direct relief to people who are struggling. Every Wisconsinite should be asking themselves, ‘Where have these Republicans been during this crisis’? It didn’t have to be this way. It is beyond disappointing that rather than providing a clear vision for Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response, Republicans are once again muddying the waters and playing politics with a once in a century pandemic.
“If we want our economy to recover, if we want people to be healthy, if we want to return to normal, we need to work together as a state and with our federal partners to get back on track. I am confident that under President Biden’s leadership in partnership with the Evers Administration and public health experts and scientists, we can make this right despite these continual Republican games.
“Wisconsinites deserve much better than the bills before this committee today.”
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- Milwaukee Health Department Adjusts Testing Hours at American Family Field - City of Milwaukee Health Department - Feb 25th, 2021
- WI Daily: 747 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 24th, 2021
- State Creates 4 Community Vaccine Clinics - Megan Hart - Feb 24th, 2021
- State Vaccination Rate Increasing - Graham Kilmer - Feb 24th, 2021
- Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty - Feb 24th, 2021
- Souls to the Polls Urges Sen. Johnson to Vote ‘Yes’ on COVID-19 Relief Bill in the U.S. Senate - Souls to the Polls Milwaukee - Feb 24th, 2021
- WI Daily: 566 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 23rd, 2021
- Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the More Than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans Lost to COVID-19 - Gov. Tony Evers - Feb 23rd, 2021
- WI Daily: 423 New COVID-19 Cases - Urban Milwaukee - Feb 22nd, 2021
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