H. R. 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” was approved 228-206 with 13 Republicans joining 215 Democrats, now sending it to President Biden, who will be told to sign it or not get his afternoon ice cream cone.
Had the Republicans voted together, the bill would have been defeated, and Biden and Pelosi would have been handed a deserved defeat.
Thirteen squishy, self-serving RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) squandered a legislative gift from six of Congress’s most radical communist representatives. The latter voted against the Biden/Pelosi $1.2 TRILLION “Build Back Better” “infrastructure” spending bill in defiance of a more moderate Democrat proposal. A bill that nobody in Congress read and understands as the bill’s last-minute provisions were constantly changing.
The thirteen Republicans who betrayed the nation, their constituents, and their party…
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
[MAJOR BLUE DISTRICT]
- Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska
- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
- Rep. John Katko of New York
[RED DISTRICT WITH MAJOR CHALLENGE]
- Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York
- Rep. Tom Reed of New York
- Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York
- Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia
- Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey
- Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
- Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey
- Rep. Don Young of Alaska
How to speak politician out of both sides of your mouth…
Malliotakis Votes to Secure $27B+ for NY Infrastructure & Against Advancing of Socialist Spending Spree
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding her vote for the bipartisan infrastructure package that delivers a minimum of $27 billion of hard infrastructure funding to New York State every year over the next five years.
“I proudly voted for the bipartisan infrastructure package that will improve the safety and prosperity of communities across America and make the necessary improvements to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century. For far too long, our local, state, and federal leaders have neglected to modernize New York City’s aging infrastructure to keep pace with economic and population growth. The funding stream we are providing today will be used by states and cities to modernize roads, highways, bridges, sewer systems, and flood resiliency projects, including right here on Staten Island and in Southern Brooklyn.
“This funding could be used for new fast ferry lines connecting the city’s five boroughs, upgrading our subway system’s pre-WWII signals, or completing the High-Occupancy Vehicles lane on the Staten Island Expressway. The city could afford to fortify neighborhoods along our coastline with resiliency projects like the East Shore Seawall and expand our sewer systems to deal with the next Superstorm Sandy or Hurricane Ida. Additionally, this funding would reduce the need for the MTA to raid operating funds to pay off debt incurred for capital improvements. Simply put, it’s this type of investment that will not only save city residents’ time and money, but also their properties and lives.
“While the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package is an undisputable victory for New York, it’s only the first step in the long process of addressing our city and state’s infrastructure needs. It is now up to our city and state governments to allocate and prioritize this funding and I will continue to work to ensure they do so appropriately.”
Additionally, in a separate vote, Malliotakis voted against advancing President Biden’s socialist spending package: “President Biden’s reconciliation package, inappropriately named ‘Build Back Better’ by Democrats, is nothing more than an unsustainable socialist wish list that will bankrupt the economy with increased spending and higher taxation, give government handouts to illegal immigrants, and grow bureaucracy and government control with the largest federal government expansion in 50 years. The day I vote for any budget thrown together in the dead of night by Senator Bernie Sanders and the socialist squad is the day I purchase a one-way flight to Cuba. It is my hope that now that the bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed, we have weakened the socialist’s negotiating hand and perhaps even killed this radical socialist spending spree once and for all.”
There is little doubt in my mind that the 11 representatives seeking reelection should be primaried for their grievous defection and the damage inflicted on ALL Americans. Moreover, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) must be stripped of his leadership position as he cannot deliver reliable results on what should be party-line votes. Meanwhile, the unfaithful representatives should be removed from their committee assignments and relocated to small offices in the basement.
“We the People” are fast learning that voting Republican is not enough to protect our Constitution, our Country, and our way of life. We must consider the methods of the progressive communist democrats and engage in direct action to show our political leadership that we outnumber the opposition and will not stand for their constant abuse.
We are so screwed.
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