Little Of Pelosi’s Wish List Made It Into COVID-19 Relief Bill. That’s A Relief In Itself.

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By GianCarlo Canaparo ~

On Friday, the House passed the massive $2 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package that the Senate had passed on Wednesday.

There’s a lot in those 880 pages, and much of it is problematic: The bill is neither targeted and temporary, nor directed exclusively at the coronavirus—as scholars at The Heritage Foundation and its president, Kay C. James, have explained.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses the CARES Act after the bill was passed at the U.S. Capitol March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Before the bill made it through the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., temporarily derailed it by insisting that any relief bill include a left-wing wish list unrelated to the ongoing pandemic and the economic slowdown that it’s causing.

Among other things, Pelosi would have:

  • Mandated “diversity” on corporate boards and in banks.
  • Required airlines to disclose and reduce emissions.

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