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February 3, 2021

Cotton Introduces Budget Amendments to Protect Against Far-Left Policies

Amendments Aim to Open Schools, Target Court Packing and the Chinese Communist Party, and Stop Illegal Aliens from Taking Taxpayer Dollars

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today introduced the following six amendments to the Senate Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill to ensure taxpayer funds are not redirected to support far-left priorities:

  • Amendment prohibiting COVID-19 relief funds from being used for school systems that are not conducting in-person learning.
  • Amendment prohibiting more than nine Supreme Court Justices.
  • Amendment allowing the imposition of sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party for concealing information regarding COVID-19.
  • Amendment prohibiting illegal aliens from accessing Medicaid and federally-funded health-care exchanges.
  • Amendment to fully fund the nuclear triad.
  • Amendment prohibiting taxpayer funds from being used on foreign aid for non-profits that conduct or support abortion.

“Republicans are happy to work with Democrats to bring COVID-19 relief to the American people, but we cannot and will not support a bill that redirects funds to long-standing Democratic priorities. My amendments are designed to ensure the American people – not the Senate Democrats’ far-left policies – are protected.”