Opportunity Wisconsin
Press Release

Senator Johnson Votes Against Working Wisconsinites, Stands in the Way of Relief Once Again


By - Feb 2nd, 2021 08:42 pm

MADISON, Wis.—Opportunity Wisconsin released a statement today on Senator Ron Johnson voting against the first step in providing COVID relief to Wisconsinites.

Meghan Roh, Program Director:

“Senator Johnson had no issue voting for a $2 trillion dollar tax giveaway for millionaires like himself, but when it comes to urgently-needed COVID relief for his constituents, somehow the price tag is too high. Wisconsin deserves senators who will fight for our values and support our families struggling in the pandemic, not hide behind procedural excuses. We urge Senator Johnson to stop standing in the way of robust relief measures that we need now.”

In December, Johnson blocked a bipartisan effort to provide $1,200 direct payment checks to Wisconsinites. As Politico reported, Johnson is “the guy who twice shut down $1,200 stimulus checks that would have gone to hundreds of thousands of his constituents.” Today, Johnson voted against the first step in passing the American Rescue Act, which includes $1,400 in direct payments and $400 billion for vaccine distribution and improved school safety.

Mentioned in This Press Release


Recent Press Releases by Opportunity Wisconsin

NEW: Senator Johnson Plans to Delay COVID Relief Through Senate Stunt

Report: Johnson “will ask for a reading of COVID-relief substitute on Senate floor,” expected to delay process of advancing critical legislation by 10 hours

Senator Johnson Doubles Down on Hypocritical Opposition to COVID Relief for Wisconsin Families

Wisconsinites have been urging Johnson to change his position and support COVID relief, including $1,400 direct checks to struggling residents

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us