MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly considered bipartisan compromise legislation to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through bipartisan negotiations, the bill passed the Republican controlled Senate almost unanimously, and has the support of Governor Evers. Regrettably, Assembly Republicans again delayed COVID-19 relief by rejecting the bipartisan compromise and making their own unilateral changes to the bill.  Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) released the following statement regarding today’s vote.

“For nearly nine months, Republicans have done nothing to address the very real challenges our communities, families, and small businesses face every day due to the pandemic. Now, Speaker Vos and his Republican caucus have once again left Wisconsinites waiting for critical COVID-19 relief in the name of political gamesmanship.

Our communities, families, and small businesses cannot afford to wait a day longer.  Assembly Republicans ignored their constituents today when they rejected a strong bipartisan compromise, again delaying needed action and putting up another roadblock on Wisconsin’s road to recovery.“ 

Rep. Subeck has represented the 78th Assembly District since 2015 and serves as vice-chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.