By Congressman Cliff Bentz:
Congressman Cliff Bentz (R-Ontario) released the following statement regarding his vote against the Build Back Better Act:
Thank you to Leader McCarthy who made history in the House of Representatives last night and into the early hours this morning. He held the line by delaying the massive $1.9 trillion (but more like $4 trillion) Democrat-welfare spending bill on the House Floor for 8 hours and 32 minutes. Every second he spoke was one more moment we were spared the terrible policies in this bill: higher inflation, amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, higher taxes on middle class families, taxpayer funding of abortion, and federal overreach in our schools and our children’s education – to name just a few!
Democrats rammed this bill through the House of Representatives on a 220-213 vote. I voted against it (along with 211 of my Republican colleagues and 1 Democrat). Fortunately, this bill is not yet final because it now goes to the Senate for consideration. We will see what the Senate does before the House votes again on the Senate version of the bill, likely next month.