Skip to comments.House Dems' emergency coronavirus stimulus bill includes $35M for JFK Performing Arts Center
Posted on 03/23/2020 11:17:45 PM PDT by lowbridge
House Democrats are being criticized on Monday for allotting expenses in their proposal of an emergency stimulus bill that has nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak, including $35 million meant for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
Following the Senate Democrats derailing the pursuit of a bipartisan-drafted stimulus bill, the House led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., offered their own version of a bill meant to save the economy as the pandemic has pummelled the stock market. However, buried inside the over 1,100-page emergency proposal is money meant to upkeep a popular destination at the country's capital.
"For an additional amount for 'Operations and Maintenance,' $35,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021, for operations and maintenance requirements related to the consequenees of coronavirus: Provided, That notwithstanding the provisions of 20 U.S.C. 76th et seq., funds provided in this Act shall be made available to cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers, information technology and other administrative expenses," the bill reads.
The next page of the bill indicates that $300 million would be allotted for the National Endowment of the Arts and an additional $300 million for the National Endowment of the Humanities. The bill also provides $100 million for NASA and $278 million for the IRS.
Such expenses, particularly the $35 million for the performing arts center, raised eyebrows on social media.
"$35 Mil for the Kennedy Center is essential for battling the Coronavirus, says Nancy Pelosi," the Federalist publisher Ben Domenech reacted.
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I’m just going to go back to sleep, so I can save a mod the trouble of having to delete a wall of cursing, and my phone from being smashed into my TV.
That is my level of white hot infuriation with these people.
These democrats are reprobates on steroids. Our only hope is Jesus and asking God for forgiveness. Please join in prayer for God’s intervention in this madness.
I’m absolutely livid.
Words utterly fail me. The Dems are worse than the China Virus. I dont honestly know what Id do if I saw Pelosi laying helpless in the street.
Politics, as a concept is over.
Selfish power grabbing and maximizing whatever political power
you have is the prevailing motivation.
Everybody is wanting to act as if they were the president.
All power is the glory.
Post the bill so we can see it. It’s my money.
They should include each pork barrel project in the daily press briefing so the American people can see why they aren’t getting any help from Congress.
Words fail me. Then there's THIS:
Im an old man. Peeing or looking for a place to pee is constant with me. Nancy dont wanna be laying on my street. Unless shes on fire, then Ill pee in the gutter.
They need to modify the bill.
Main stipulation. All democrats in Congress be put in prison for life for treason.
With no possibility of parole.
The entire world will be a better place.
Is anybody surprised?
This will never be approved by me, or any other Republican!
Aw, You guys are too critical. Everyone knows that entertainers are the smartest people in the world. Maybe one of them will develop a cure in their spare time, if they know that they have a paid gig at the KPAC.
This deal makes as much good sense as having the American Taxpayers taking over paying pensions for the McClatchey Publishing empire
“In a slew of new political appointments announced Tuesday, President Donald Trump has appointed ten new members of the Kennedy Centers board of trustees. The most high-profile among them are actor Jon Voight and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.”
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