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Palmer Condemns Pelosi’s Partisan Gamesmanship, Opposes $3.5 Trillion Budget Framework

August 24, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06), Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Congress back to Washington to strongarm moderate Democrats into supporting a massive $3.5 trillion dollar budget deal.

“Once again, I am disappointed, but not surprised, that there is not one single Democrat who values the future of America above their own political future. There were nine Democrat members who signed a letter pledging that they would not vote for the $3.5 trillion dollar budget deal. But when the pressure was put on them, they violated their own pledge and voted for the bill,” said Chairman Palmer. “What is even more disturbing is the fact that many of us have been working to rescue Americans and Afghan allies from being held hostage or murdered by the Taliban. Yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat leaders in the House made passing a massive tax and spend bill their top priority.”

Palmer continued, “The Democrats made the $3.5 trillion dollar bill their top priority. This bill is representative of the blatant disregard for the lives of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies still trapped because of the Biden surrender. It is also representative of the Democrats’ careless attitude toward the record jump in inflation that is doing so much harm to our lower income families and senior citizens. This bill will only further the crushing burden of debt and economic destruction that will do immeasurable harm to America’s future.”