Stefanik keeps crowing about bills she voted against
Nancy Vu reports for Politico that while Republican North Country Congressperson Elise Stefanik voted against President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package last year, she is touting the benefits the bill she voted against is bringing to her district. “This significant investment will help bolster rural hospitals in Upstate New York and the North Country after lost revenues due to the coronavirus pandemic, help address the physician shortage, and ensure these hospitals can continue to meet our community’s healthcare needs," Stefanik said in a press release last week. At the time she voted against the American Rescue Plan, she called it a "far-left wish list." In August Stefanik crowed about the $1 million coming to her district from Rural Development Grant, which she also voted against. A Stefanik spokesperson admitted the 21st Congressional District representative voted against the bills, but then still trys to claim credit for the bill's Stefanik voted against. "She voted no against Pelosi’s radical spending bills because of far left provisions. But she will always effectively deliver solutions and funds for her constituents and then she will announce and promote them when they are delivered," the spokesperson said. White House assistant press secretary Robyn Patterson pushed back. “After trying to sell middle class families out to big pharma and fighting to raise insurance premiums for working families, it’s no surprise that Rep. Stefanik and House Republicans are trying to take credit for President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ work to protect rural hospitals," said Patterson. Read more about this story at Politico.