WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s visit to Louisiana to tout his job-killing socialist agenda under the guise of infrastructure:
“Today, President Biden will visit Louisiana to promote his budget-busting tax hike spending boondoggle masquerading as an infrastructure bill.
“Raising taxes that will force middle-class jobs overseas is not infrastructure. Unionizing health care workers is not infrastructure. In fact, more than 75 percent of President Biden’s so-called ‘infrastructure’ bill has nothing to do with roads, bridges, waterways, or broadband.
“In just 100 days, President Biden has proposed $6 trillion in new spending and over $3 trillion in new taxes. This is a larger amount of spending than the entire federal government’s budget pre-pandemic, and about the same amount of total revenue collected in an entire year. The new spending alone would amount to $46,321.17 per American household. Republicans stand ready to work on a bipartisan package that focuses on actual infrastructure, like rebuilding our roads, bridges, and waterways — but America does not need trillions in unrelated socialist spending schemes disguised as infrastructure.
“When Americans think of infrastructure, they think of roads, bridges, waterways and broadband — not unionizing health care workers or implementing costly, taxpayer-funded charging stations for electric vehicles.
“We could achieve a significant infrastructure overhaul through common-sense solutions that reduce the red tape hindering shovel-ready projects across the country and direct spending toward revamping our roads, bridges, waterways, and expanding rural broadband, but Nancy Pelosi has completely shut Republicans out of the process, and unfortunately, so has President Biden. It’s time he fulfilled his promise of unity that he made as a candidate, but so far he has yet to do that.”