WASHINGTON, DC -- Washington Democrats rammed through another irresponsible spending bill in the U.S. House of Representatives as Congressman Hal Rogers and House Republicans voted against the bill, warning Americans about the crippling impact it will have on our economy and how it will effect every family.
"Our nation is in crisis and American families are feeling the impact more every day at the gas pump, at the grocery store, and as we continue to watch the Biden Administration fail to address the mass supply chain failures at our ports. This bill does nothing to address those problems; in fact, it will only worsen them, taxing every family through more inflation and killing local jobs," said Congressman Rogers. "The Democrats' so-called Build Back Better plan gives two-out-of-three millionaires a tax cut, while raising taxes on the middle class and American businesses. It also paves the way for higher energy bills, by spending more than $80 billion to advance its Green New Deal, shutting down current American energy resources and targeting coal operations once again."
The legislation excludes the Hyde Amendment, a long-time bipartisan provision that prohibits taxpayer funds from being used to pay for abortions. The bill also prohibits faith-based child-care providers from receiving funds for pre-K and child-care programs, imposing new federal Head Start restrictions.
"There are hidden liberal agenda items woven throughout this legislation, attacking faith-based policies and removing longstanding protections for a parent's right to choose the best child-care providers," said Congressman Rogers.
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the bill is the IRS, receiving funding to double its staff and increase audits on American families. Nearly half of the predicted 1.2 million additional IRS audits will directly impact families earning $75,000 or less.
"While the IRS ramps up efforts to squeeze every dollar out of American taxpayers, the Democrats' plan also includes amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants," Rogers stated.
Despite President Biden's claim that this bill would cost "zero" for American taxpayers, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that the bill will add $367 billion to the nation's deficit.
The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.