Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding his vote against the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution:
“The budget resolution embraced today by the Democrats paves the way for legislation that would redefine the very role of the federal government in the lives of average Americans, all under a 50-50 Senate, a razor thin-majority in the House, and a President who was elected on moderation. After Democrats shamelessly used COVID as an excuse to pass a partisan $2 trillion liberal wish-list in March, Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders has brought the rest of his party along for another $3.5 trillion that seeks to increase dependency of the middle class on the federal government, re-engineer the economy to benefit liberal interest groups, and provide tax breaks to the ultra-wealthy in Democrat-run states. The economic condition of the country does not call for this radical vision, and the American people did not vote for it. I will oppose this reckless tax and spending spree every step along the way.”