Hagedorn Votes Against Pelosi’s Partisan Wish List

May 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) today voted against H.R. 6800, which was crafted behind closed doors by Democratic leadership without input from committees. The legislation fails to address the most prominent needs in the continued fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and instead consists of leftwing wish list items, including, but not limited to the below:

Expands Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) eligibility to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates;
Prevents the government from informing the public about lower cost health insurance coverage options like association health plans or short-term limited duration plans;
Fails to hold China accountable for its role in the global spread of the virus;
Institutes national mail-in voting and prevents states from enacting voter identification requirements; and,
By not requiring social security number verification, enables illegal immigrants to receive direct stimulus payments.
The bill narrowly passed by a 208-199 vote.

"This bill was an unserious attempt at a serious matter. Speaker Pelosi has chosen to circumvent the committee process, reject input from Republicans and cobble together a bloated $3 trillion partisan wish list,” said Hagedorn. “I voted against it and will work with Senate Republicans and the Trump administration to negotiate a commonsense solution to meet the immediate needs of southern Minnesotans, especially our livestock farmers, those residing in long-term care facilities and rural health care providers."

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.