WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) delivered floor remarks regarding how the infrastructure bill is too expensive to afford.
To watch Senator Blackburn’s speech, click below or here.
You can read the transcript below or in the Congressional Record.
Mr. President, this amendment maintains what has been
the existing right of any Senator to weigh in on the special treatment
we give to designated funds.
As it stands, this current budget resolution would destroy that right
and allow a simple majority of Senators free rein to declare anything
and everything an emergency. Without this amendment, fiscal discipline
will go out the window, along with the rules laid out in the Budget Act
and any chance of countering the Biden administration's reckless
The existing rule worked for bipartisan COVID relief, and it will
continue to work for this body. There is nothing broken here to fix.