Florida Sen. Rick Scott votes against $900 billion COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON (WESH) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott was just one of six United States senators to vote against a massive $900 billion stimulus bill Monday night.

The relief package, unveiled Monday afternoon, sped through the House and Senate in a matter of hours. The Senate cleared the massive package with just six voting against it after the House approved the COVID-19 package by another lopsided vote, 359-53.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, also a Republican, voted in favor of passing the relief package.

Scott provided some insight into why he would be voting against the bill hours before the vote was cast.

We must help Americans & small businesses in need but we can’t keep operating this way.

Once again, in classic Washington style, vital programs are attached to a massive omnibus spending bill that mortgages our kids & grandkid’s futures. Therefore, I can’t support this bill. pic.twitter.com/poShVDXzHb

— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) December 21, 2020

“We must help Americans & small businesses in need but we can’t keep operating this way,” Scott said. “Once again, in classic Washington style, vital programs are attached to a massive omnibus spending bill that mortgages our kids & grandkid’s futures. Therefore, I can’t

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