Fiscal Discipline Has Gone Out the Window

August 11, 2021

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

socialist agenda.

The existing rule worked for bipartisan COVID relief, and it will

continue to work for this body. There is nothing broken here to fix.