Senator Johnson Votes Against Working Wisconsinites, Stands in the Way of Relief Once Again
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.
Recent Press Releases by Opportunity Wisconsin
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
Wisconsinites have been urging Johnson to change his position and support COVID relief, including $1,400 direct checks to struggling residents