Rep. Duncan Condemns Passing of Build Back Better Legislation

November 19, 2021
Press Release

Today, Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement after the passing of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act.

“House Democrats just voted to pass the most radical and irresponsible tax and spending bill in American history that will essentially involve the government in every aspect of American life,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “President Biden’s signature legislation will add billions to the deficit at the expense of the American people, adding at least $800 billion in debt in the next five years alone.”  

“This reckless legislation imposes more crushing debt and places a heavy burden on the backs of our children and grandchildren. This will wreck South Carolina’s automotive industry, worsen the economic crisis, hypercharge inflation, ship American jobs overseas, and exacerbate our national debt,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “Americans are already struggling to pay for high gas prices, keep food on the table, and heat their homes this winter. This reckless tax and spend agenda will take more money from Americans, empower the elites, and embolden our adversaries. These socialist policies are destructive to the future of America and will do more to help Beijing than Main Street. This legislation allows for taxpayer-funded abortions, perpetuates the labor shortage, includes an increase in SALT deductions, adds $400 billion in taxes for small businesses, impedes domestic energy production, and grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, among other destructive provisions. This is not what Americans want or need. I was proud to vote against this monstrosity of a bill and hope it is swiftly defeated in the Senate.”

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