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Kweisi Mfume on Budget & Economy

Democratic Senate Challenger (MD); previously U.S. Representative

 


Voted to give Americans $2,000 stimulus checks

Today, I joined members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to put more money in Americans' pockets by increasing the COVID-relief stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 in the CASH Act.

After months of posturing and unhelpful antics from Senate Republicans and the White House, the president finally accepted Congress' bipartisan deal to deliver long-overdue aid to individuals and businesses and to keep the government open.

Source: 2020 MD-7 House incumbent website mfume.house.gov , Dec 28, 2020

Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package.

Mfume voted YEA Consolidated Appropriations Act (COVID Relief bill)

NPR summary of HR133:

Argument in opposition: Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV-2) said after voting against H.R. 133: "Congress voted to spend another $2.3 trillion [$900 billion for COVID relief], which will grow our national debt to about $29 trillion. The federal government will again have to borrow money from nations like China. This massive debt is being passed on to our children and grandchildren. With multiple vaccines on the way thanks to President Trump and Operation Warp Speed, we do not need to pile on so much additional debt. Now is the time to safely reopen our schools and our economy. HR133 was another 5593-page bill put together behind closed doors and released moments prior to the vote."

Legislative outcome: Passed House 327-85-18, Roll #250, on Dec. 21. 2020; Passed Senate 92-6-2, Roll #289, on Dec. 21; signed by President Trump on Dec 27 [after asking for an increase from $600 to $2,000 per person, which was introduced as a separate vote].

Source: Congressional vote 20-HR133 on Jan 15, 2020

Pro-stimulus spending, according to PVS survey.

Mfume supports the PVS survey question on stimulus spending

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-20A on Sep 9, 2020

Pro-COVID relief, according to PVS survey.

Mfume supports the PVS survey question on coronavirus relief spending

Project Vote Smart inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Economy: Do you support providing financial relief to businesses AND/OR corporations negatively impacted by the state of national emergency for COVID-19?' PVS self-description: "The Political Courage Test provides voters with positions on key issues. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: PVS Survey 20PVS-20B on Sep 9, 2020

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