Senator Marshall Statement on Infrastructure Vote
(Washington, D.C., July 21, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after the Senate failed to advance a procedural vote that would have begun debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package. With negotiations still ongoing, the vote occurred while text of the bill has not been finalized.
“As of just a few days ago, one of the ways the bipartisan group intended to pay for this bill was through the weaponization of the IRS by increasing the number of auditors and targeting hard working Americans. Thankfully that provision was removed, but we’ve still not seen full details of this plan or how it will be paid for. With Democrats on an unprecedented spending spree and our economy feeling the pinch of inflation, I could not vote to advance this legislation when I’ve still not even seen the bill text,” said Senator Marshall. “My hope is that good faith conversations continue and the result of today’s vote is not justification for the Democrats to force through a massive reckless tax and spend bill.”