Congressman Dusty Johnson release statement on reconciliation vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.(Press Release) – On Thursday night, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) issued a statement regarding the Democrats’ $1.75 trillion spending package:

“This massive spending package undermines work, further strains Medicare, and according to the CBO, isn’t paid for,” said Johnson. “I will be voting no.”

The legislation would:

  • Cost more than $4 trillion if fully extended according to the Wharton Budget Model;
  • Provide $80 billion for IRS enforcement and add 87,000 new IRS agents dedicated to auditing American’s tax returns;
  • Provide a state and local tax (SALT) deduction for the highest income earners in high-tax states like New Jersey and California;
  • Remove work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving welfare;
  • Increase small business taxes by $400 billion;
  • Expand Obamacare subsidies and Medicare programs that are at risk of insolvency.

The US House voted 220-213 to approve the Build Back Better bill.  Bill now moves on to the US Senate.