The House voted Monday to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000.
As for Nebraska representatives, Congressman Adrian Smith and Congressman Don Bacon voted “no." Congressman Jeff Fortenberry didn’t vote.
The measure will now go to the Senate.
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb responded with the following after the vote:
“Struggling Nebraskans were depending on our representatives to put aside their partisan loyalty to help people. In the end, Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith showed us they simply do not care about the many -- they only care about the select few that line their campaign accounts,” Kleeb said. “Thousands of working Nebraskans have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. People are reeling, but they do not care. They have no compassion. It’s shameful.
“The Republican leaders in Nebraska are simply inhumane. Reps. Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith should spend less time worrying about the ‘R’ behind their titles and more time representing the ‘NE’ behind their titles. 2022 starts now.”