Congressman Johnson’s statement on partisan reconciliation bill

Washington, D.C.(Press Release) – On Friday, U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) issued the following statement after the U.S. House passed the Democrats’ $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act on a party-line vote:

“This week’s 8.5% inflation report is a resounding alarm the Left continues to ignore,” said Johnson. “Americans are facing record-high inflation – more spending is not the answer. In the last two years alone, I’ve opposed nearly $10 trillion in government spending. This bill further risks increasing prices of goods across the board.

“Congress should turn its focus to solutions that will solve the supply chain crisis, increase domestic energy production, and get workforce participation back to pre-pandemic levels. The majority of South Dakotans are feeling the pressure of inflation every time they have to take out their wallet. The alarm bells have been going off for a long time – it’s time to listen.”