Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) issued the following statement after voting NO on H.R. 5376.
“This Congress, President Biden’s Democrat party has repeatedly tried to mislead the American people with false math, fine print, and failed policy, and this bill is no different.
“Our nation is in crisis. Illegal immigrants are pouring through our southern border, our relationships with our allies are suffering, and our enemies are stronger than ever. Americans want and need solutions, not expensive socialist lies.
“Americans have time and again rejected the policies that Democrats loaded in this inflated legislation, including taxpayer-funded abortion, amnesty for illegal invaders, increased reliance on our enemies for energy, and a weaponized IRS that will increase taxes to spy on hard-working Americans. Mississippians deserve better than this half-baked socialist scam.
“The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan analytic support tool for Congress, proved that this inflated bill would add over $300 BILLION to our national deficit over the next decade.
“As a CPA, I know the importance of a balanced budget. Churches, schools, businesses, and households all keep a balanced budget for a reason, and yet, Democrats continue to ignore or deny that they are digging a hole too deep for our economy to climb out of.
“Americans are already tightening their belts to pay for these socialist policies. Our nation cannot afford to continue this radical spending, and our Democracy will not tolerate these Build Back Broke policies,” said Congressman Palazzo.
H.R. 5376 passed the House of Representatives along party lines. Read bill text here.