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Brady: On Day One of Committee Votes, Democrats Ram Through Washington Mandates and Higher Taxes 

September 9, 2021 — Blog    — Markup    — Press Releases    — Select Revenue Measures    — Work and Welfare   

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After Democrats wrapped up the first day of votes on their $3.5 trillion tax hikes and spending spree, Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement:

“Proclaiming ‘If this is socialist, count me in,’ Ways and Means Democrats began their rush to ram through trillions of dollars in new welfare spending and tax hikes with two new massive entitlement programs that include crushing Washington mandates on small businesses. 

“On Day One alone, they approved $650 billion in government spending that will trigger higher prices and job-killing tax hikes, and included huge subsidies for the wealthy and big business.

“They also vigorously rejected bipartisan retirement reform, safeguards against fraud, and Republican amendments to end religious discrimination against parents seeking child care in faith-based facilities.”