The passage of the so-called bipartisan infrastructure bill would not have been possible without the support and advocacy of 19 Senate Republicans and 13 House Republicans.
The 19 Senate Republicans who voted for the bill in August include:
- Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
- Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
- Mike Crapo (R-ID)
- Roy Blunt (R-MO)
- Richard Burr (R-NC)
- Deb Fischer (R-NE)
- Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
- Rob Portman (R-OH)
- Thom Tillis (R-NC)
- Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
- Jim Risch (R-ID)
- Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
- Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
- Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
- Roger Wicker (R-MS)
- Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- John Hoeven (R-ND)
- Susan Collins (R-ME)
- Mitt Romney (R-UT)
The 13 House Republicans who voted for the bill include:
- John Katko (R-NY),
- Don Bacon (R-NE),
- Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ),
- Fred Upton (R-MI),
- Adam Kinzinger (R-IL),
- Don Young (R-AK),
- Tom Reed (R-NY),
- Chris Smith (R-NJ),
- Andrew Garbarino (R-NY),
- Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY),
- Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA),
- Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH),
- David McKinley (R-WV)
While these 32 Republicans helped shepherd the bill into law, other conservatives have railed and messaged against the bill for months.
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the Republican Study Committee (RSC) chairman, noted that only $110 billion of the $1.2 trillion in spending would fund roads, bridges, and other projects that most Americans would consider infrastructure.
The RSC wrote that it would include $66 billion in funding for Amtrak while preventing any taxpayer accountability for the railway service.
The bill would fix “racism physically built into some of our highways,” as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has claimed.
The bipartisan infrastructure would also advance leftist priorities:
- Defines “gender identity” as a protected class.
- Doles out “digital equity” grants partly based on racial or ethnic minority status.
- State-mandated carbon reduction program
- Contains funding for “zero-emission vehicles”
- Addresses “over-the-road bus tolling equity”
- Contains the word “equity” 64 times
- Provides roughly $2.5 billion to help the U.S. government expand the border processing stations used by migrants from poor Central American nations and other regions around the world.
- Contains a $10 million grant to create a Vehicle Miles Travelled Tax (VMT) Pilot program, which many conservatives argue could lead to a permanent VMT tax.
- A $1 million per state grant to encourage children to walk to school.
The above is piece of a great article in
Breitbart that is worth your time to read, but is not the topic I’d like to discuss except that they share the same bones.
Those Bones being the 19 Republican Senators and 13 Republican Representatives that voted for this monstrosity in collusion with the Democrats.
Besides the crap pile of expensive minutia that the Breitbart article goes into the real problem is the “We went along to get along/the people want us to work together” pure Bullsh** that these 32 traitorous scumbag Republicans spew as their “Reasoning”.
There is no reasoning here, there is graft and Bribery plain and simple. If not that, than inbred idiocy would be the only explanation. When you join the Opposition to pass a $1.5 Trillion Dollar “Infrastructure” Bill that less than 10% is for REAL Infrastructure (Roads & Bridges) I’d hope at the very least you were bribed somehow, not just an Inbred Idiot who managed to get elected.
Now this week the House Passed the Build Back Better Bill or the Biden Bankrupt America Bill depending on your own view of how spending another $1.9 Trillion on the Green New Deal is going to help or hurt the Economy will decide which you prefer.
The vote was 220-213. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the vote after a sometimes raucous voting session, with some members shouting “Nancy!” after its passage. One Democrat, Jared Golden of Maine, joined all Republicans against it.
So by a 7 Vote Majority they have passed a Bill that turns the United States into a Hybrid of China and the Former Soviet Union Politically and Socially while making the use of the Gasoline Engine impossible to afford. It make’s the 276 million vehicles registered in the U.S. as of 2019. This includes 156 million trucks, 108 million cars, 8.5 million motorcycles, plus variants impossible to use by the end of this decade.
Of course you may not be happy over the cost of the loss of these vehicles combined with massive expense of replacing them with a Chinese Battery Powered vehicle. Your happiness and costs are irrelevant. They are SAVING THE PLANET and you will COMPLY.
The majority of the programs in this Bill should be blocked, and would be blocked if the Democrats had a Party in Opposition. Sadly as the Vote on the Previous Bill shows an Opposition Party does NOT exist.
The Republican Party is a disgrace that represents NO ONE but those in Office. There are less than a Dozen Republicans that care for what their Constituency want or need, and the are labelled “The Problems”.
The Majority of Biden’s Bankrupt America Bill will get passed over the next 3 years of his Administration and it will get passed due to Republican Representative Collusion with the Democrats.