VIDEO: House Republicans Denounce Governor Pritzker’s Decision to Withhold CARES Funds

This afternoon Republican State Representatives Avery Bourne, Keith Wheeler and Tom Demmer addressed the media and denounced unilateral decisions made by Governor JB Pritzker to withhold federal CARES Act COVID-19 relief funds from local businesses and to freeze funds tied to Illinois’ Blue Collar Jobs Act.

“Both pieces of legislation that led to the creation of these programs received wide, bipartisan support,” said Bourne. “The CARES Act at the federal level and the Blue Collar Jobs Act at the state level are both measures that provide critical funds and jobs during these difficult times. Republicans and Democrats supported both measures.”