Newhouse Stands Up For Central Washington, Opposes Democrats’ Socialist Tax and Spending Spree

August 24, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi deemed the Democrats’ budget resolution for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 adopted by a procedural gimmick, with no debate or vote on the House floor. The resolution is a $3.5 trillion spending spree which will result in increased federal spending and higher taxes for Central Washingtonians:

“President Biden and his cohort of far-left Democrats are racking up debt that Americans cannot afford. This runaway spending package is a continuation of the Biden Administration’s reckless policies that have created an unstable outlook for our economy, our nation’s future, and the next generation of Americans,” said Rep. Newhouse. “Not only does this package unravel the progress we have made to encourage work and raise wages in a non-inflationary environment, but it increases the national debt by $17 trillion dollars, putting our national security further at risk. Speaker Pelosi and the far-left are wildly spending tax dollars on their socialist priorities while increasing taxes on small businesses and family farms and by raising the corporate tax rate to a level higher than Canada, Italy, the UK, and even communist China, which we know will directly hurt job and wage growth for the men and women across our communities. This is not the fiscal responsibility Central Washington’s communities deserve, and as their voice in Congress, I remain unequivocally opposed to this package.”