WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 21: Steve Scalise speaks to reporters after a House Republican Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:51 PM PT – Wednesday, September 22, 2021
House Republican leaders are set to formally advise their party members to oppose the Democrat-proposed $1 trillion spending bill. According to House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Wednesday, GOP lawmakers should vote against the spending bill because Democrats have tied it to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
Scalise has stressed reckless spending by Democrats must not pass the House. In addition, House Republicans said they won’t aid Democrats in what they call “destructive fiscal policies.”
“Today’s hearing will be used to try to shill this Democrat socialist dream of a bigger welfare state. They want to spend $3.5 trillion to raise taxes so that they can continue spending on all of these wasteful programs,” said Scalise.
“They tout free money. Everybody knows there’s no such thing as free money. Businesses couldn’t find workers all summer long because the Democrats insisted on paying people more money not to work than to get back to work, when help wanted signs are all across our country.”
Meanwhile, only 19 Republicans in the Senate, out of 50, have expressed support for the $1 trillion package.