Republicans Pushing Back Against Biden Spending Bill
(UnitedVoice.com) – On Wednesday, March 31, President Joe Biden unveiled his massive $2-trillion infrastructure proposal. And just as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suspected, it’s a Trojan horse. Republicans are vowing to push back.
GOP lawmakers responded to the infrastructure plan pretty quickly. McConnell said it wouldn’t have support from conservatives. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) called it the “Green New Deal under a new name.”
Let’s be clear: Biden’s radical $2 trillion “infrastructure” bill is just the Green New Deal under a new name.
– Raises taxes
– Increases debt
– Bans right to work laws
– Kills energy jobs
– Mandates Green New Deal provisions
And taxpayers are on the hook for all of it.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 31, 2021
Freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) outlined some of the proposal’s issues, including the billions of dollars in subsidies for green energy.
What’s in Biden’s “infrastructure” plan? Massive subsides for wind, solar, electric vehicles and other Green New Deal mandates. $85 billion for mass transit, $213 billion for “energy-efficient” housing, $35 billion for climate change, $25 billion for racial and gender inequities.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 1, 2021
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) explained that he believes both parties want to reach a bipartisan agreement, but the current proposal is a “far cry” from what’s “defined as infrastructure.” Other conservatives have expressed similar concerns. If the Left puts the plan into a bill and puts its forward, it is unlikely to receive 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. However, the Democrats might try to use budget reconciliation to get it through with a simple majority. Right now, though, they actually have to introduce a bill.
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