Libertarian GOP Rep Will Seek To Block Stimulus Bill

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports:

A Congressman from Kentucky plans to vote “no” on the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which the Senate passed 96-0 Wednesday evening. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 4th District, also hinted that he might object to a voice vote in the House of Representatives, which would force all members to return to Washington, D.C. and slowdown movement on the bill.

Massie told 55 KRC radio Thursday morning he plans to reject the measure — which includes one-time $1,200 checks to certain individuals and $367 billion in loans and grants to small businesses — due to concerns over spiking the national debt. “If it were just about helping people to get more unemployment (benefits) to get through this calamity that the governors have wrought on the people, then I could be for it,” Massie said.

Last year Massie was able to temporarily block a massive disaster relief bill sought by Trump on similar grounds.