Van Drew Votes FOR Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill with NO Tax Increases and NO Social Spending
AOC & Her Socialist Squad voted “NO,” Furious Green New Deal & Reconciliation Bill EXCLUDED
November 6, 2021
United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew released the following statement in response to the confusion surrounding the Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill which he supported and several other pieces of legislation like the so-called “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill he OPPOSES which are currently pending before Congress.
“I voted NO on raising the debt ceiling. I voted NO on funding our government via short-term continuing resolutions. I voted NO whenever any Radical Socialist policy like Defunding the Police or the Green New Deal has come up
What I voted for last night was a bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed with broad Republican and Democrat support in the United States Senate and the overwhelming majority of which was the REAUTHORIZATION of all EXISTING federally funded transportation projects across the country. I also voted to invest an additional $550 billion in our nations’ roads, bridges, dams, airports, seaports, and mass transit systems as well as to secure our vulnerable electric grid, replace our aging drinking water systems, and expand access to broadband internet particularly in rural areas. These are all hard infrastructure investments that Republicans and Democrats have agreed for years are desperately needed and that I believe are absolutely critical to a strong America and a strong South Jersey.
I have already VOTED AGAINST, spoken out AGAINST, and will continue to OPPOSE President Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” reconciliation bill regardless of the final price tag. That is the bill that includes the tax increases, social spending, amnesty for illegals, IRS monitoring of bank accounts, and Green New Deal, again, all of which I have voted against, spoke out against, and will continue to oppose.”