On behalf of the over 2.1 million members of the Association of Mature American Citizens (“AMAC”), we strongly urge that the House of Representatives not pass H.R. 6800, entitled the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or the ‘‘HEROES Act.’’
This almost 1,800-page legislation unveiled by the House Democratic leadership on May 12 reportedly intends spend another $3 trillion for an extraordinary long wish list of which many provisions simply do not address the real issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The enormity of this legislation, coupled with the House majority leadership intention to ram it through its chamber without genuine consideration and discussion is simply irresponsible and makes a sham of the deliberative process and considered debate intended by the Constitution for the Congress. Neither this bill nor anything like it should ever become law.
It is certainly proper for the Congress to respond promptly in time of national crisis, such as this pandemic. It is wrong, however, for the Congress to exploit the crisis and attendant fear to set the stage for increasing federal power and control over Americans and for irresponsible spending that will ultimately require increased taxation of the American people and impede economic and job growth.
Here are but a few illustrative components of the many untoward character, content, and provisions in this bill. For example, it:
The Members of the House should reject this bill and refocus on doing what is really needed.