GOP Rep. Introduces Bill To Take Back $25 Million From Kennedy Center After They Laid Off Musicians

Republican Wisconsin Rep. Bryan Steil just put the Dems and Nancy Pelosi on notice over the shameful giveaway in the stimulus bill.

The Kennedy Center received $25 million in the stimulus bill even though many people believed that they did not need the money.

However, after they laid off staff and fired the musicians the backlash began.

Steil introduced a bill to take the $25 million for the Kennedy Center back and he is not alone.

His bill, which has 15 cosponsors including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, would pull the $25 million for the Kennedy Center. According to Steil, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was likely the one who had the idea for the funding for the Kennedy Center in the first place.

In a phone call with the Daily Caller, Steil said “So we were negotiating this bill. Nancy Pelosi holds up getting relief to Americans to try to get this and other things in the bill.”

“And so the day that the House passed this bill, I drove from Janesville, Wisconsin, to Washington, D.C. to be there.”

“I spoke on the bill, spoke about how I thought the funding for the Kennedy Center was inappropriate.”

“And then before I left Washington, D.C. to drive back home, the day we passed the bill, I dropped this bill into the hopper and introduced it to start day one.”

“The moment after we passed a bill to begin the work of improving it and getting out of the bill, inappropriate funding.”

“A handful of days later, after this passes and you find out that the Kennedy Center is laying people off. That’s almost the icing on the cake,” Steil continued.

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