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House Democrats Pass $3.5 Trillion Spending Package

May 15, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed Speaker Pelosi’s $3.5 trillion spending package. Congressman Biggs voted no on the partisan legislation and issued the following statement:

“Before the coronavirus outbreak, the United States racked up over $23 trillion in national debt, and a trillion-dollar structural deficit. If Speaker Pelosi’s legislation, with its historic price tag, were to become law, our national debt could reach $30 trillion. Our grandchildren will pay the price later for our irresponsible spending now.

“America has suffered a massive shock due to governors’ decisions to shut down their states and emasculate their economies. The only cure to this tragic miscalculation by most states is to reopen their societies and economies – not to spend more money (that we don’t have), not to release violent prisoners from incarceration, not to give taxpayer dollars to illegal aliens, not to speed towards the institution of a national voting system, and not to bailout blue states for their generational financial mismanagement. These – and more – are all priorities that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues have continually advocated for in multiple spending packages to react to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Speaker Pelosi knew that her spending bill had no chance to be signed into law, but she wasted our time anyway with this vote. I hope that Senate Leader McConnell and Republican Senators hold the line and immediately discard this bill. We should not spend one more penny of our taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars until governors around the country reopen their economies and institute plans for prudent management of their tax revenue. We can’t – and we shouldn’t – spend money we don’t have. We must protect our grandchildren’s future and our country’s national security.”

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Congressman Andy Biggs is a second-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.