As COVID-19 Crisis Continues, Rosemary Becchi Slams Democrat Leadership

Calls for No Pay for Partisanship Bill

March 23, 2020

Parsippany, NJ: Rosemary Becchi, Candidate for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional
District strongly criticized the partisan politics of the Senate today and joined Senator
John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana (R-LA) in calling for all Congressmen and
Congresswomen to forego their salaries and allocate the funds to emergency relief of
victims of the Coronavirus and immediate emergency medical needs.
Here in New Jersey and all across the United States, We the People, have been asked
to take extraordinary steps during this COVID-19 crisis to help ensure the pandemic
can be slowed and eventually cured. The Coronavirus has cost people their lives, their
jobs, their businesses and has in the blink of an eye allowed Government to take
away our freedoms in the name of “containment.” We are all being asked to come to
the table and give up something so asking that Congress put forth a bi-partisan effort
to provide emergency resources to help all of us seems a reasonable request in these
unreasonable times.
It appears that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Democrat leaders much prefer
partisan politics to protecting Americans. It is shameful, disgusting and dangerous.
What is stopping the Democrats from helping to pass the Senate proposal? The
expansion of wind and solar tax. Changes to voter registration, early voting, voting by
mail. Restricting colleges from providing information about citizenship status. What
do these issues have to do with protecting our businesses, jobs and safety? All of
these issues have the right to be debated, discussed and voted on. But not during a
national emergency when people are losing their lives and livelihoods.
To sum this up, here is a quote from Senator John Neely Kennedy of Louisiana from
the floor of the Senate today:(R-La.), “This country was founded by geniuses but it’s
being run by a bunch of idiots.”
Since Congress, in particular the Democrat party, does not seem to understand the
tremendous economic fallout that has been created, I think they should get a lesson
in real life. Many of us are faced with having our salaries cut so I propose Congress
foregoes all of their monthly salary, that is provided by taxpayers, and that money is
immediately spent on emergency supplies and support for our health care workers,
emergency personnel and most importantly those who have been infected with the
Corona virus. When this crisis has become contained and Americans can resume their
normal lives, Congress can get paid again. I propose we call it the “No Pay for
Partisanship” bill.


Rosemary Becchi, the Republican candidate for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional
District, has more than 25 years experience in public policy and the law, and has
built a reputation as a leading tax policy advocate. She is widely known for founding
and leading Jersey First, a non-profit organization with the mission to educate and
advocate for policy solutions to lower taxes, reduce government spending and help put
the Garden State’s economy back on track. Rosemary began championing for lower
taxes on families with her work on writing the 529 College Savings Law to help families
afford college.