the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684). This is the House Democrats’ version of a surface transportation reauthorization bill. Roughly every few years, Congress votes on a bill to reauthorize transportation spending. While normal spending for this bill ranges from $300-500 billion dollars, this bill is expected to cost $715 billion. Recently a bipartisan Senate deal was struck on infrastructure. The INVEST Act and the Senate’s bipartisan deal will lay the groundwork for a future reconciliation bill.

A bipartisan infrastructure deal is a trap

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In a bipartisan infrastructure deal, Republicans would give up everything, and Democrats would concede nothing. While the 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill contained some legitimate physical infrastructure spending, such as roads and bridges, the bill also contained a substantial spending of unrelated items, “pay-fors” that were smoke and mirrors, and bad policy. By supporting the deal, Republicans would enable Democrats to justify more and higher spending, as well as higher taxes to pay for the bill. The vote on Wednesday (7/21) to move to debate on a bipartisan bill is a vote on a blank bill. Senators literally must pass it to find out what’s in it. If Republicans agree to a 1.2 trillion bipartisan deal, it only makes it easier for Democrats to pass an additional $3.5 trillion in a reconciliation bill that does not need Republican votes to pass. Democrats would be able to claim they worked in a bipartisan manner to pass funding for infrastructure, and then jam through the rest of the boondoggle spending, tax increases and even amnesty without Republicans in a second bill later in the year.

Speaker Pelosi has made clear she has no intention of moving a bipartisan deal through the House until the far Left’s policy demands are met.

A bipartisan infrastructure deal is a trap, and Republicans should not fall into it.

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