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H.R. 4968: Stop COVID Bonuses for Elected Officials Act

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This would stop politicians from declaring, “I’ve evaluated my performance review and decided I’ve done a terrific job.”


Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act in March, a $1.8 trillion piece of legislation aimed at COVID-19 relief which passed on party-line votes in the Senate and House. One provision said that a state, local, or tribal government could use the money to give certain individuals a bonus potentially up to $25,000.

County Board Chair Jeremy Root resigned shortly thereafter, resulting in the appointment of a new chair who had only served on the Board for seven months at that point. Plus the Board also agreed to give additional bonuses to another 185 county employees to stem the bad press. Nonetheless, the county’s representative in Congress has introduced …

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John Moolenaar

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Aug 6, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Aug 6, 2021

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Aug 6, 2021

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