President Joe Biden’s social spending bill passed the House Friday morning and Wisconsin’s delegation disagrees on how it’s paid for.
The House voted on the $2 trillion dollar bill after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s eight hour delaying speech.
Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan calls the bill “transformational” for American families. He says it’s paid for by the wealthy and corporations who have not paid their fair share of taxes.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) November 19, 2021
Republican Scott Fitzgerald says that’s a lie, citing a Congressional Budget Office report that the Build Back Better package would add $367 billion to the deficit over ten years. He calls it a boondoggle.
I voted against H.R. 5376 today — the Democrats’ ‘Build Back Bankrupt’ bill. My full statement ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/NDFEGOg2pb
— Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (@RepFitzgerald) November 19, 2021
Republican Mike Gallagher says “the war on common sense has reached a new low with this crazy bill,” citing the CBO report.
Rep. Gallagher’s statement after voting against Democrats’ radical tax and spending bill. pic.twitter.com/TRKGCh1zqn
— Rep. Gallagher Press Office (@RepGallagher) November 19, 2021
Democrat Ron Kind promised Build Back Better will create millions of good-paying jobs, lower costs for working families, and rebuild the middle-class backbone of our nation – all without adding to the deficit.
Proud to vote for the #BuildBackBetter Act. This bill will:
✅Invest in working families across WI
✅Lower the cost of health care & prescription drugs
✅Extend the Child Tax Credit
✅Create good-paying jobs
All without adding to our deficit. Read more: https://t.co/u5CUXiGXwo
— Rep. Ron Kind (@RepRonKind) November 19, 2021
The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate, where Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson is an opponent and Democrat Tammy Baldwin is a supporter.