Alarming items stuffed inside House Dem’s $1.9T stimulus bill: Health surveillance, animal COVID studies

The Blaze – by Chris Enloe

House Democrats unveiled Friday the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package they hope to pass by late next week. Included in the bill are $1,400 stimulus checks and numerous other pandemic-related relief measures, like additional funding for state and local governments and more federal unemployment benefits.

The bill — which was “stitched together” by the Democratic-controlled House Budget Committee, according to Reuters — was also filled with dozens of items completely unrelated to direct pandemic relief.

(READ: The full 591-page bill)

Federal minimum wage increase

The bill would enact a key promise made by President Joe Biden and Democrats, increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

Animal COVID studies

The bill allocates $300 million of taxpayer dollars for the Agriculture Department to “conduct monitoring and surveillance of susceptible animals for incidence of SARS–CoV–2” as guided by the World Organization for Animal Health.

‘Socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers’

Addressing farm loans, the bill states that the Agriculture Department “shall provide a payment in an amount equal to 120% of the outstanding indebtedness of each socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher as of January 1, 2021, to pay off the loan directly or to the socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher.”

The purpose of the debt payments is to “alleviat[e] discriminatory barriers preventing socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers from fully participating in the American farm economy.”

The bill also provides another $1 billion to the same group for “outreach, mediation, financial training, capacity building training, cooperative development training and support, and other technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups.”

Student loan outreach

The bill allocates $91 million for the “Department of Education to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, domestically or internationally, including direct outreach to students and borrowers about financial aid, economic impact payments, means tested benefits, and tax benefits for which they may be eligible.”

Fine arts and museums

The bill allocates $135 million to the National Endowment for the Arts and another $135 million to the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Meanwhile, the bill also allocates $200 million to the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Native American languages

The bill also gives $10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages.”

Vaccine information

The bill provides $1 billion “to strengthen vaccine confidence in the United States,” “provide further information and education with respect to vaccines,” and “improve rates of vaccination throughout the United States.”

Family planning

Family planning, which could include abortion, gets $50 million.

Global health

The bill provides $750 million for “the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to combat SARS–CoV– 2, COVID–19, and other emerging infectious disease threats globally, including efforts related to global health security, global disease detection and response, global health protection, global immunization, and global coordination on public health.”

Health surveillance

The bill provides another $500 million “to support public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Airlines

The airline industry, which was controversially bailed out in the first stimulus last spring, gets another $15 billion in this bill.

The Blaze

2 thoughts on “Alarming items stuffed inside House Dem’s $1.9T stimulus bill: Health surveillance, animal COVID studies

  1. $335 million for friggin museums and fine arts? Are you friggin kidding me? Who the hell cares about that crap at times like this?

    Oh wait, the Jews do! Gotta keep their fine arts and Holohoax Museums going and steal more taxpayer money. Sick bastards!

    1. Yep, especially “museums” that have “art” featuring Christ in urine, Christ getting sodomized by a screw or something, piles of poop, aborted fetal parts, torn up Bibles, satanic symbolism, etc.

      As for the ‘socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers,’ that of course means white farmers and ranchers get zilch, no matter how disadvantaged they are…that’s okay, Gil Bates’ll just steal their properties because they’re “white privileged.” As for minority ranchers and farmers, they’ll have to pay tax on their “stipends” from Biden, just like anyone getting “stimulus checks” will have to include those in taxable income. And I thought Obama was the most racist ‘president’ ever…. sorry, I cannot called Biden a president, but ‘president’….like Obama, like Trump, like Bush, like Clinton, etc.

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