The money would be part of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill currently being debated on Capitol Hill.
GOP lawmakers proposed a half-dozen amendments to divert the $200 million to other needs but each Republican proposal was defeated by the Democrat-majority House, the Washington Times reported.
One Democrat, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, defended the allocation for the Presidio, the 1,500-acre park and golf course near the Golden Gate Bridge, claiming Pelosi deserves the money for her hometown because of the hard work she undertakes as speaker, the report said.
“If it weren’t for her working 24/7, and she does, to keep this place going, we wouldn’t be going,” Cohen said, according to the Times. “She does more for America than any other member, I would submit in this Congress, times 10. So I support the proposal.”
Republicans, on the other hand, derided the budget line item as a “Pelosi payoff” and “an obvious giveaway” as the nation faced challenges such as taking in