COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), president pro tempore emeritus of the
U.S. Senate, made the following comments regarding the passage of the partisan
budget reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
all together, the policies represented in this legislation are just plain bad
for the country. Massive government spending amid historic inflation will further
hurt the pocketbooks of American families. And changes that will drastically
reshape the ethos of our country should never be passed along partisan lines.
policy items could have been thoughtfully addressed through bipartisan
negotiations, like family leave and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. But
the Democrat approach was radically partisan and far outside the mainstream.
will vigorously oppose this boondoggle. I’m confident all Senate Republicans
will oppose it, and I hope a few sensible Democrats will, too.
who supported this bill needs to answer how giving tax breaks to rich, coastal
elites while charging taxpayers hundreds of billions to provide amnesty to
millions of illegal immigrants will benefit our country. They need to answer
for the undermining of American energy independence and the inflationary
effects that will weigh on American families. It’s not good for Iowa. It’s not
good for the country. It should not become law.”