My congressman Bryan Steil who represents Franklin sent us an e-mail that reads in part:
Americans’ health and American jobs are being attacked by an invisible enemy. Families and workers are struggling to pay rent, buy groceries, or pay their mortgage.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which I support and was signed into law, provides relief for families, workers, and health care professionals on the frontlines. The coronavirus pandemic requires a serious and targeted response.
However, some in Washington felt it was necessary to include frivolous spending in the CARES Act. One provision in the CARES Act allocated $25 million to a Washington, D.C. theater, the Kennedy Center. This funding should be used to support those on the front lines fighting this virus or go directly to workers and families.
The bitter icing on the cake? After the Kennedy Center received their $25 million, they laid off many of their employees. We must correct this mistake.
Great idea, but it will never get through Pork Barrel Pelosi’s House.