Blackburn Introduces 10 Amendments To Dems’ Reckless Tax And Spending Spree

August 6, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced ten amendments to the Democrats’ nearly $739 billion tax and spending spree. If passed, Senator Blackburn’s amendments would stop tax increases on small businesses and middle-income Americans, prevent policies that increase energy prices, and block the Chinese Communist Party from undermining American academic and agricultural interests.


“Inflation is at a 41-year high, and the left’s spending is making it even worse. As written, the Democrats’ Build Back Broke spending spree is a disaster. My amendments offer straightforward solutions to the problems the left’s spending caused,” said Senator Blackburn.


View the floor speech here.




Blackburn’s Amendments Will Lower The Price Of Energy For Tennesseans By:


  • Striking the section that raises the royalty rates charged on federally leased onshore and offshore oil and gas production
  • Striking a provision that reinstates the Superfund excise tax on domestic crude oil and imported petroleum products at a rate of 16.4 cents per gallon through 2032, beginning 2023


Blackburn’s Amendments Will Lower Costs, Cut Taxes, And Decrease Spending By:


  • Ensuring any changes to tax law do not raise taxes on small businesses
  • Ensuring the additional IRS enforcement funding does not increase taxes on taxpayers earning below $400,000 and prohibit enforcement activities from increasing audit rates against taxpayers earning below $400,000
  • Reducing Internal Revenue Service user fees by 95 percent for any persons with a gross income of $5,000,000 or less
  • Prohibiting the IRS from collecting or using taxpayer biometric data
  • Lowering the cost of prescription drugs without stifling innovation and ensuring patients access to life-saving medication and treatment options
  • Providing tax exemptions on financial assistance given to transportation providers


Blackburn’s Amendments Will Cut Off Communist China From Buying U.S. Farmland And Spying On American Colleges:


  • Including reforms to delineate American institutions of higher education from Chinese Communist Party influence
  • Ensuring no grant under the bill may be provided to agriculture producers that are associated with the Chinese government