Published On: Fri, Sep 10th, 2021

House Democrat Says Speaker Pelosi’s District Should Get More Funds Than Others

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Thursday argued in favor of allocating more taxpayer funds to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) district than other districts, sparking immediate pushback from Republicans. Cohen made the argument as House lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Committee continued to clash on day two of the budget reconciliation markup meeting. Cohen’s remarks came during the debate over one of Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-Colo.) amendments to the committee’s $30 billion-plus title, which is just a fraction of the $3.5 trillion spending bill approved by the House on Aug. 24. Boebert’s amendment would have limited funding to the Presidio, a park in Pelosi’s wealthy San Francisco district that is slated to receive $200 million under the current spending package. “The original plan, laid out by the Presidio Trust in 2018, was to find a wealthy philanthropist to come in and fund this $200 million project,” said Boebert. “It is clear …

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