Hagerty Statement on the End of Democrats’ Build Back Better Act

December 19, 2021

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) publicly declared that he cannot support President Joe Biden’s so-called Build Back Better Act, effectively ending the legislation:

“Tennesseans and Americans can rest a little easier tonight now that this legislation is finally dead. With inflation roaring at a near-40-year high, passing a $5-trillion, debt-fueled package filled with big-government socialism policies benefiting the wealthy, Big Tech, corporations, union bosses, and more special interests would have been disastrous. I’ve said for months that just one Democrat could stop this spending madness, and I applaud my colleague from West Virginia for putting country and constituents first and recognizing the danger this bill poses to our economy and the trillions in debt it would place on our children and grandchildren. In the New Year, I hope that the Democrat majority in the Senate will turn its attention to bipartisan policies that will actually help American families and workers.”