Rep. Crawford Responds to House Passage of the “Build Back Better” Bill

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Rep. Crawford Responds to House Passage of the “Build Back Better” Bill

11/19/2021

Washington  Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) released the following statement in response to the passage of the Biden-Harris Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, a 2,000 page bill no one has read and was written in secret.

“The passage of this budget busting boondoggle means higher prices at the pump and supermarket, ugly utility bills this winter, and half a trillion dollars thrown at Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal, even as working families feel America is headed in the wrong direction. Congressional Democrats’ fear of Nancy Pelosi clearly outweighs their concern for their own constituents. Biden and Harris promised us quiet competence, but have only delivered failure, socialism, and a weaker America.”

The BBB includes:

  • $285 billion in tax cuts for millionaire homeowners
  • $80 billion in new IRS funding to sic IRS investigators on American families
  • Higher taxes on natural gas, hurting poultry producers and raising utility bills
  • Mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants
  • Ends work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients
  • $400 billion in small business tax hikes
  • Billions in “green” handouts for products made in communist China
  • $12,000 to each wealthy consumer buying electric vehicles costing up to $70,000
  • Excludes the Hyde Amendment which is a historically bipartisan provision barring tax-payer funded abortions 

 

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