Rep. Harley Rouda Releases Statement Following House Passage of The Heroes Act
LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed The Heroes Act, a coronavirus relief bill:
“While I was successfully working to bring home resources from D.C., my opponent was slinging mud. I’ve brought back $554 million in federal dollars to Orange County during the coronavirus crisis. It’s past time for my opponent to do her job, and start allocating those funds to help struggling small businesses and working families. Instead— she’s leaning into her decade-plus experience of taxpayer-funded political posturing and hand-wringing.
The Heroes Act, which my opponent staunchly opposes, gives $2.7 billion to the County of Orange and cities within the congressional district she wishes to serve. It provides the crucial funding our community needs to pay firefighters, police officers, first responders, and teachers — to prevent thousands of additional Orange County residents from filing for unemployment.
If the Heroes Act stalls under Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and cities across Orange County seek bankruptcy, I suggest my opponent contact her party leadership and ask why corporate donor profits are worth more than the people of Orange County.”