Reconciliation Package Raises Taxes, Spends Recklessly Without Enacting Real Change
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act under the budget reconciliation process. House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) issued the following statement in response:
"It's no surprise congressional Democrats have chosen to burden the American people with more exorbitant taxes and even more unprecedented spending. Anyone who tells you this partisan bill is about policymaking doesn't understand how the reconciliation process works. This isn't 'sweeping climate legislation' and no, this certainly isn't 'reducing inflation' - all Democrats have accomplished with this bill is funnel more taxpayer funds straight to an administration that's repeatedly proven it doesn't know how to govern with the money it already has. It's absolutely shameful that congressional Democrats are misleading Americans and messaging this as actual change when in reality it's just a way to spend money we don't have. I remain committed to legislation that would unlock American resources, revitalize forest health, improve public land access, lift indigenous communities out of poverty, and much more. It's unfortunate we have yet to see Speaker Pelosi bring any kind of meaningful legislation to the floor that would accomplish those bipartisan goals."
The so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" is sweeping legislation that would raise taxes and fees and spend massive amounts of taxpayer funds in pursuit of vague, undefined priorities. Among other things, the bill would:
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