The 45th president has called on congressional Republicans to stop Democrats from passing their spending packages. Donald Trump released a statement Monday, noting the Democrat proposed so-called infrastructure bill allocates only 11 percent to actual infrastructure.
Trump stressed that Republicans have all the cards to stop that “non-infrastructure” bill. He added, the 19 GOP senators who voted in support of that bill made a mistake and they should not do that again. Trump went on to say the onslaught of Democrat legislation is destroying America.
Meanwhile, a new study found that Joe Biden’s legislative agenda could cost the U.S. 3.5 million jobs. That’s according to Texas Public Policy Foundation, which looked at the economic estimates of the Build Back Better Plan.
The study focused on Texas, Arizona and West Virginia. It found that Texas alone will get hit the hardest, losing an estimated 467,000 jobs and gaining $394 billion in debt. The foundation also said the national debt would grow $4.5 trillion.
This comes as Joe Biden himself has acknowledged his economic agenda and a government funding measure may not pass by the end of this week.
“It may not be by the end of the week,” said Biden. “I hope it’s by the end of the week, but as long as we’re still alive, we’ve got three things to do: the debt ceiling, continuing resolution and the two pieces of legislation. If we do that, the country is going to be in great shape.”
Biden made the remarks Monday as the government nears a potential shutdown and as Democrats hope to vote on their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that has caused controversy on both sides of the aisle. The House is also expected to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill this week.
Congress must pass a measure to fund the government by Thursday before the fiscal year ends.