Jacobs Statement on Infrastructure Vote
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) released the following statement after voting against the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“From the start of this process, Speaker Pelosi has made it clear that passage of an infrastructure bill was inseparably linked to the $1.75+ trillion reconciliation package which will balloon our national debt to the highest in history. This was not a vote about the need for infrastructure investment in Western New York – it was a vote to enable Democrats to pass their socialist spending bill.
“Our nation needs to have an honest and unconditional conversation about infrastructure. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi has proved that her majority is incapable of that. She has held infrastructure hostage and politicized an issue where I believe there is broad bipartisan agreement. Because of these circumstances, I cannot support any bill that furthers the Democrats’ reckless plot to burden small businesses and families with higher taxes and stick our grandchildren with the tab.