13 Republican RINOs in the House Were Enough to Pass Infrastructure Bill, 228-206
The $1.2Trillion “Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill,” formally named the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, was passed late Friday night after hours of infighting within the Democrat party. Moderates and Progressives originally didn’t see eye to eye on both the Infrastructure Bill in the House and the Build Back Better Act in the Senate. However, last minute changes saw them make a deal where they would vote on both.
In order to vote on the Build Back Better Act in the House after the Infrastructure Bill, they would have to vote on a Rule for the CBO (The Congressional Budget Office) to give the BBB Act a score on how it will affect the economy. This score is due no later than November 15th. The deal was enough to get both parts of the Democratic Party to agree and the rule, along with the first bill, passed.
The rule passed early Saturday 221-213 in the House after the Infrastructure bill passed 228-206, with 13 House Republican RINOs voting, and ultimately being the reason, for it passing. Here are those 13 RINOs:
- Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
- Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)
- Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) – Interestingly, became a “Republican” in 2020…
- Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
- Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
- Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY)
- Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)
- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)
- Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)
This tribe of RINOs comes after the Senate’s own 19 RINOs voted for the infrastructure bill to pass in August.
Now, the Infrastructure Bill will head to Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. The $1.75Trillion Build Back Better Act will now be voted on by November 15th, but it still has to pass in the Senate. It’ll be interesting to see how the RINOs in the Senate vote on that bill. Senator Joe Manchin may still be our only saving grace.
If you think the much less costly, much less lefty Infrastructure Bill that has passed isn’t so bad, here’s just some of what was in it.
- No Conservative Victories.
- Billions of dollars for illegal immigrants and nothing for a border wall.
- Provides about $2.5Billion to help the U.S. government expand the border processing stations.
- Defines “gender identity” as a protected class.
- Grants “digital equity” which is partly based on racial or ethnic minority status.
- State-mandated carbon reduction program
- Contains funding for “zero-emission vehicles”
- Addresses “over-the-road bus tolling equity”
- Contains the word “equity” over 60 times.
- Calls for a study into the potential impact of revoking the Keystone XL pipeline permit without looking into restoring it.
This is very much a leftist’s dream. It only seems like less of an issue due to just how bad the Build Back Better Act is. At this point, we might have to see BOTH bills pass before enough people wake up to the takeover of this country.
Many of the real Republicans who voted “no” are calling out the RINOs and saying “it’s time to name names” and some even went as far as to, rightly, call the bill “communist” and “socialist.” They aren’t wrong.
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