The 'Pelosi Subway' Gets Axed: Crazy Nancy Wanted $140 Million Put Into COVID-19 Bill To Fund A Rail Project In Her District

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The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extension project in San Francisco, mocked by congressional Republicans as ‘Pelosi’s Subway,’ has been excised from Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office Tuesday said Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled against its inclusion in the bill.

“The Senate Parliamentarian has now ruled that the BART extension from San Jose to Santa Clara does not meet the requirements of the Byrd Rule because it is part of a pilot project. Therefore, it will be removed from the reconciliation package,” Pelosi spokesperson Drew Hammill said.

The New York Post reports:

$140 million ‘Pelosi subway’ axed from Senate COVID bill: parliamentarian

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Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn’t allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills.

Republicans singled out the rail project as an example of unrelated “pork” in the bill, which is being rammed through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) ridiculed the project as Pelosi’s “tunnel of love” ahead of an anticipated vote on the package later this week.

Aides to Pelosi, who represents San Francisco, had defended the project, saying that ridership for mass-transit plummeted during the pandemic, making it reasonable to increase government spending.

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