Rep. Roy issues statement on infrastructure bill vote

November 5, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement Friday evening after voting against the Democrat-led "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act":

Throughout this process, the supporters of this $1.2 trillion almost 3,000-page monstrosity have lied to the American people about what’s in it and what it really costs.

The bill is not “paid for.” It will increase the deficit by over a quarter trillion dollars, will exacerbate already skyrocketing inflation, and it wastes millions of taxpayer dollars on things like helping “pollinators on roadsides.” It gives unprecedented spending power to unelected Washington bureaucrats, and it funnels billions of taxpayer dollars into renewable energy projects that will devastate our increasingly unreliable grid. Perhaps most absurdly, it will use taxpayer money to put critical race theory into practice with things like a $2.75 billion “digital equity program.”

It should now be abundantly clear to every American and lawmaker that this bill was nothing but a trojan horse for Democrats’ radical proposals to fundamentally transform America. 

That 13 House Republicans provided the votes needed to pass this is absurd. Any House Democrats claiming to be moderate after voting to pave the way for a social transformation bill with massive amnesty, against American energy, for budget-busting and unpaid-for spending with massive tax increases, and for massive OSHA fines for vaccine mandates should be laughed out of the room.