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KEY VOTE ALERT: Senator Ron Johnson Votes Against $1400 Relief Checks, Urgently Needed American Rescue Plan

 Johnson Facing Backlash For Opposing Overwhelmingly Popular Package That Includes Funding For Vaccine Distribution, Support To Help Schools Reopen Safely, Major Help For Small Businesses And Local Communities

After Leading The Charge To Obstruct The Bill And Vowing To Oppose “Even A Dime More” In Relief, Johnson Turns His Back On Wisconsin Families’ Critical Needs

After spending days leading a series of procedural stunts designed to obstruct desperately needed pandemic relief, the GOP’s most vulnerable incumbent Senator Ron Johnson voted against the urgently needed American Rescue Plan. Johnson, a multi-millionaire politician, voted against delivering long-overdue relief that has “broad, bipartisan support” at a time when more than 7,000 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19, more than half a million have been infected, and thousands more have lost their jobs, seen their small businesses close, or had their lives upended during this crisis. Meanwhile, Johnson proudly declared this week that he would oppose even “even a dime more” in COVID-19 relief spending.

“While Wisconsinites face unprecedented challenges navigating this public health and economic crisis, Ron Johnson has been leading the charge in Washington to try to block and delay the relief they urgently need,” said DSCC Executive Director Christie Roberts. “An out-of-touch millionaire politician, Ron Johnson had no problems supporting a massive tax giveaway to benefit ultra-rich corporate insiders like himself but just voted against critical resources for his own constituents and bragged about it in the middle of a pandemic. His actions are a direct attack on Wisconsin families, and they will hold him accountable for this disgraceful vote.”

Senator Johnson voted today against a relief package that will:

  • Deliver $1,400 direct relief checks
  • Ramp up access to vaccines and testing
  • Provide additional local funding to help schools safely reopen
  • Send aid to state and local governments to help keep first responders on the job
  • Extend emergency unemployment insurance
  • Boost critical small business assistance
  • Cut child poverty nearly in half

While Senator Johnson voted no, the American people support this plan:

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