Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s speech this afternoon outlining his so-called “infrastructure” plan:

“The largest tax hike in American history in order to pay for the kind of Green New Deal spending outlined by President Biden today should be a nonstarter in Congress. The plan President Biden outlined today would destroy jobs, increase our debt and threaten our long-term economic stability. 

“These tax increases would hurt middle-class Americans, taking more of their hard-earned money at a time when our economy is still recovering. The Biden plan would eliminate the pro-growth policies that reduced unemployment to historic lows and led to the creation of one of the strongest economy’s our country has ever seen. 

“Even Democrats admit this effort is more about fulfilling their Green New Deal fantasies, and the mammoth level of spending in this plan – on top of what Democrats have already rammed through Congress – will only push us closer to fiscal insolvency. 

“Once again, President Biden has shown that he does not appear to be serious about working across the aisle. I hope Congress will reject the far-left outline he put forward today and instead work in a bipartisan manner to pass targeted infrastructure legislation that both parties agree we need.”