WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement on the Senate Democrats’ proposal to pay for infrastructure by reversing much of the tax relief law passed by Congress and raising taxes on Americans.
“If Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats spent more time working with Republicans on infrastructure and less time thinking of new ways to raise taxes on hard-working Americans, we would be making more progress,” said Barrasso. “More than 90 percent of American workers have seen more money in their take-home paychecks because of the tax relief law. Now Senate Democrats want to take their hard-earned money away from them.
“The Democrats’ plan is clearly about raising taxes on American families not upgrading our roads, bridges, and water systems. We need a robust and fiscally responsible infrastructure plan that will help, not hurt, America’s economic growth.”