Senator Johnson Statement on Vote Against $1.2 Trillion “Infrastructure” Bill

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) issued the following statement regarding the 2,700 page, $1.2 trillion "infrastructure" bill:

“We need to spend money on infrastructure. We also need to stop further mortgaging our children’s future. What’s so unfortunate about the infrastructure bill that just passed is we could have accomplished both goals by repurposing money from the Democrat’s 100% partisan ‘COVID relief’ bill that isn’t even spent until 2022 through 2028.

“Instead, the bill’s supporters deceived the public into thinking their bill was ‘paid for’ by using smoke-and-mirror gimmicks. The Congressional Budget Office didn’t buy their fuzzy math and said their bill will add $256 billion to our national debt. There’s no way I would support that deception from the swamp’s big spenders. This is just the first step in the Democrats’ plan to pass their $5 trillion-plus radical tax-and-spend agenda, and I simply couldn’t help facilitate it.”