November 05, 2021

Smith Statement on Passage of Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith (MO-08) issued the following statement today after House Democrats passed the infrastructure bill:

“Tonight’s vote on the infrastructure bill is a perfect example of why obtaining a score of legislation from the Congressional Budget Office is important before Congress votes to enact new spending. Despite claims that the infrastructure bill was fully paid for, CBO showed a nearly $400 billion shortfall. At least members were able to go into that vote with an understanding of what they were voting on.

“President Biden’s multi-trillion dollar tax and spending bill that House Democrats are currently trying to ram through Congress is weeks away from an official CBO score, and nowhere close to being paid for due to fake offsets, budget gimmicks, and early sunsetting of programs Democrats have publicly called to make permanent. By attempting to pass the largest spending bill in our nation’s history without knowing the full cost and impact of the legislation, House Democrats are showing a complete disregard for the wellbeing of the American people.”

Click HERE to view the House Budget Committee Republican analysis of the infrastructure bill.