Washington D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson released a statement over the weekend regarding his vote against the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In his response he clearly explains why signing a bill he had just been given without being allowed any reasonable llength of time to review its text just wasn't a good idea.
Congressman Wilson said in his statement, “My decision to vote against H.R. 6021, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was not a decision I made lightly. The bill text was released immediately before the vote on passage after midnight. It was not possible to review the repercussions of this legislation especially as it relates to small businesses. I have always promised to be accountable to my constituents and I could not in good faith vote for a bill that could harm my community more than it helps."
He went on to say, "I commend President Trump for working across the aisle to come to an agreement. It was unfortunate that House Democrats did not allow more than twenty minutes to review the agreement before we voted. Sadly, House Democrats continue playing politics with an issue affecting the lives of American families”