Biden calls out Republicans who praised infrastructure bill they opposed

“We had a little help from Republicans, not a lot, but enough to pass it. But we actually got more credit for that bill than the people who actually voted for it.” There are far more Republicans who approve.” The Democratic National Committee reception in Maryland is another venue for the president to kick off his campaign two months before the midterm elections.

“I see them there and now we are building this new bridge here, we are all in favor of it. By the way, this new road and our has the internet, the president said, changing his tone of voice to match the Republican impression. “I love them. They have nothing to be ashamed of.”

Biden did not name any Republican lawmakers in his speech. CNN’s “Jake Tupper’s Lead” At least 14 congressional Republicans who voted against the bill sought to give credit to the project made possible by the bill.

Iowa Democrat Liz Mattis, who is trying to usurp Republican Rep. Ashley Hinson, recently said she “helped lead a bipartisan group” despite her opposition to the bill. Prioritizing funding for critical upgrades,” Hinson accused.

A spokesperson for Hinson said in a statement to CNN that lawmakers opposed the infrastructure package “because it is tied to trillions of other expenditures in the House.”

“Ever since the bill was signed into law, this money was to be spent regardless. That’s why she worked, along with a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize NESP construction along the upper Mississippi River,” a spokeswoman said. person said.

Republican Rep. Tony Gonzalez (Texas) said in a post on his website in January that despite voting against the bill, he raised $75 million for a stream restoration project in his district. claimed to have secured a dollar. Gonzalez also said the infrastructure bill “will only make things worse and drag our country down.”

Republican Senator Rick Scott of Florida, who also voted against the bill, toured the Everglades’ new levee in January and said, “It’s the largest amount the federal government has ever allocated to restore the Everglades.” has secured an unprecedented $1 billion for

CNN previously reached out to lawmakers for comment.

A review by The Read found other Republican lawmakers who opposed the bill but tried to take credit: Alabama Rep. Gary Palmer, California Rep. Michelle Steele, and Iowa Rep. Mariannette Millermeeks. Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise; Louisiana Rep. Clay Higgins; Louisiana Rep. Garrett Graves; Maryland Rep. Andy Harris; Minnesota Rep. Pete Stauber; New Mexico Rep. Yvette Herrell; Texas Rep. Kay Granger, Virginia Rep. Rob Whitman and California Rep. Ken Calvert.

The Infrastructure Act was a major bipartisan victory for the President and Congressional Democrats, with 19 Republican senators and 13 House Republicans voting on the bill. The act invests her $550 billion in new federal money in U.S. infrastructure over five years, including funding for roads, bridges, public transit, railroads, airports, ports, waterways, and more.

Last year, the president criticized Republican lawmakers for touting parts of the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Act that benefited voters. “Some people are not ashamed.”

Unlike the Infrastructure Act, Republicans in Congress did not vote on the Save America Plan. Biden said in a May speech that several Republicans were pitching part of a $1.9 trillion package directed at his district.He did not name any Republicans in his speech. However, they held up a piece of paper with the names of the lawmakers and the pieces of legislation they promoted.


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