Steil Statement on Biden Bailout Bill

February 27, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) released a statement after voting against the Biden Bailout Bill.

“Speaker Pelosi rammed the $1.9 trillion Biden Bailout Bill through Congress, even though $1 trillion in previously approved federal funds remain unspent. These already approved dollars should be used to safely reopen schools, accelerate vaccine distribution, and help workers get back to work. The Biden Bailout Bill includes $350 billion to bailout fiscally irresponsible states like Illinois and only a fraction of the total funding will go towards coronavirus relief. Of the billions of dollars included in this bill for education, none of it is tied to reopening and only five percent of this money will be spent this year. Our country needs targeted relief, not a liberal wish list,” said Steil.