Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Mark Walker (6th District of North Carolina)
December 21, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement regarding this evening’s votes in the House:
“After being informed of a possible exposure to COVID-19, I have decided out of precaution to not travel by air to Washington this evening.
However, I want to make sure the record is clear: As millions of Americans and their businesses suffer from a generational pandemic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly negotiated against their interests and held up aid for critical months. The result of her grandstanding and partisanship is a ‘too little, too late’ $600 check hidden within a thousand-page bill Congress has been asked to blindly pass without review. Thus, producing a bill that is flawed in both its content as well as its process. Given its impact, I can’t in good faith vote for legislation of this magnitude without first thoroughly examining its contents and how it affects North Carolinians and their futures. The text of this bill was released at 2pm. Speaker Pelosi won’t read it and much of her caucus will pass it by texting their vote in.”