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AFP Launches Campaign Urging Sen. Hassan to Reject President Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID Package

Feb 23, 2021 by AFP

MANCHESTER, NH. – Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire (AFP-NH) today launched a new national campaign to mobilize its grassroots activists against President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID package, which is packed with unnecessary spending for long-standing partisan priorities that will do nothing to end the pandemic or help the economy recover stronger – even as $1 trillion of earlier COVID assistance remains unspent. AFP believes any COVID relief spending should be timely, temporary, and targeted to those hit hardest by the pandemic.

The grassroots group’s national campaign focuses on 10 key states, including New Hampshire, and includes a robust direct-mail, digital, and radio advertising campaign to supplement the work of its grassroots teams. Senator Hassan will continue to hear from AFP-NH activists and their constituents urging the rejection of this bloated spending package.

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AFP-NH State Director Greg Moore issued the following statement:

“President Biden’s proposal to ‘spend big’ benefits special interests more than struggling Americans who have been devastated by the government’s response to COVID-19. Many of the items in what would be one of the most expensive pieces of legislation in history are unrelated to ending the pandemic and are more of a partisan wish list paid for with borrowed money.

“These polices would make it even harder for employers to rehire workers, incentivize further reckless spending that caused so many states’ finances to be in their current situation, bail out insurance companies, and send billions of dollars to schools that the CBO expects 95% of the money will be spent from 2022 through 2028. As we work to slow the spread of the pandemic, lawmakers need to return to the policies that ushered in unprecedented economic growth, like tax and regulatory reforms, not double down on partisan priorities that won’t help Granite Staters who are hurting the most.”

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More than a trillion in pandemic money remains unspent.

So why is President Biden pushing for another $2 trillion?

To bailout insurance companies and reckless state governments.

To double the cost of hiring workers for struggling small businesses, eliminating jobs.

This isn’t targeted relief to those who need it.

It’s a partisan wish list that won’t help us recover.

Visit RejectBailouts.com.

Tell Senator Hassan to side with Granite Staters and REJECT this partisan wish list.

Paid for by Americans for Prosperity.

Background:

AFP’s national campaign focuses on scaling its activists’ efforts to urge their lawmakers to reject President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID package and instead support policies that would defeat the virus and help the economy recover stronger.

AFP has set up a unique web page at RejectBailouts.com that empowers individuals to contact their lawmakers and urge them to reject the so-called relief bill. The grassroots group will also launch targeted direct mail, layered digital ads, radio advertisements, and other tactics beginning this week in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, New Hampshire, Utah, and West Virginia.

AFP’s efforts currently focus on the following U.S. Senators: Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mark Kelly (AZ), Krysten Sinema (AZ), Jon Ossoff (GA), Raphael Warnock (GA), Bill Cassidy (LA), Susan Collins (ME), Angus King (ME), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), Maggie Hassan (NH), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), and Joe Manchin (WV).

The grassroots group recently released its “Save Lives. Save Livelihoods. Recover Stronger” policy agenda to focus Congress and the Biden administration’s attention during the first 100 days on two of the biggest challenges facing Americans: ending the pandemic and helping the economy recover stronger. The agenda outlines a two-part plan to save lives with an “all-of-the-above” approach to addressing COVID-19 and save livelihoods by getting people back to work safely and getting the economy moving again. Doing both while preventing bad policy will put us on a path to recover stronger.

Additional Resources:

AFP President Tim Phillips and Minority Whip of the U.S. House Steve Scalise: Washington Post: Opinion: We already went ‘big’ on coronavirus relief. More of the same won’t solve the problem.