WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (H.R. 3684), also known as the bipartisan infrastructure framework or BIF.
Patrice Onwuka, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Voice, issued the following statement:
“Americans support fixing crumbling infrastructure including roads and bridges, but they do not support massive federal spending that will supercharge inflation. There are priorities in the BIF that may be worth funding, but a sizable amount of funding is dedicated to liberal pet projects and priorities that benefit a narrow few or could crowd out private investment.
“Most worrisome is that the BIF will do nothing to slow inflation, and could make inflation even worse. More troublingly, when President Biden linked the fates of the even larger Build Back Better Act and the BIF together, he turned the bipartisan infrastructure plan into a downpayment on the Left’s plans for even more reckless overspending and a move to more cradle-to-grave government. The BIF should not be an excuse for trillions more in federal spending which will fuel inflation, discourage work, and hand Washington more control over household decisions.”
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