Our Strategy To Defeat The Infrastructure Bill
Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Last week we told you about the 18 Senate Republicans who betrayed conservatives and the GOP’s grassroots base to help Democrats pass the “infrastructure” bill that funded
practically everything we conservatives elect Republicans to oppose.
However, even after that betrayal this fight is far from over.
We have two ways you can help stop this disaster: First, call the first nine targets (listed below) as well as these 45 vulnerable House Democrats to politely, but firmly, demand they vote NO on the outrageous “infrastructure” bill. Second, sign one of the conservative letters to Congress opposing the destructive policies in the in the Senate-passed bill. Here’s a link to the Family Policy Alliance’s letter opposing taxpayer-funded abortion (yes, it’s part of the deal 18 Republican Senators voted for) and the bill’s tax increases from Americans for Prosperity.
We conservatives must turn up the heat on the vulnerable House Democrats, of which there are more than you might think – remember, a switch of just five votes would hand control of the House to Republicans, and the nine Democrats listed below have already told Pelosi they are prepared to vote NO on the bill.
Here are first nine Democrat Representatives to target:
Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5): (202) 225-4465
Ed Case (HI-1): (202) 225-2726
Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7): (202) 225-4272
Jared Golden (ME-2): (202) 225-6306
Jim Costa (CA-16): (202) 225-3341
Kurt Schrader (OR-5): (202) 225-5711
Filemon Vela (TX-34): (202) 225-9901
Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15): (202) 225-2531
Henry Cuellar (TX-28): (202) 225-1640
It’s important to remember that these Democrats aren’t conservatives. They may call themselves “moderates” or “centrists” but on most issues of concern to conservatives they are firmly in the Far Left Democrat camp.
Their beef is really about process – they want to know what’s in the bill before they vote on it, and they want the “infrastructure” part of the bill to be a done deal before they vote on the by far larger reconciliation bill.
“We will not consider voting for a budget resolution until the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passes the House and is signed into law,” the Democrats wrote in a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi released publicly Friday in an article in Roll Call.
This puts them at odds with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who made clear in their own letter to Pelosi, organized by the group’s top three leaders — chair Pramila Jayapal of Washington, first vice chair Katie Porter of California and whip Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — that said a survey of the 96 caucus members revealed that a majority are willing to withhold their votes for the infrastructure bill until the Senate passes “a robust reconciliation package” acceptable to progressives.
That means at least 49, potentially more, progressives won’t vote for the infrastructure bill, which is likely far more votes than could be offset by Republicans supporting the bill.
This puts Pelosi in a tremendous bind. Pushing the huge spending and Far Left policy package into an election year is assumed to be bad juju for Democrats, so a significant delay may lead to the whole thing being scuttled in favor of a continuing resolution to fund the government through the 2022 election.
Alternatively, getting the 45 Representatives on our list of vulnerable Democrats gives their Republican opponents a laundry list of great campaign issues from taxes and spending, to taxpayer-funded abortion, to the billions the bill spends on building a new surveillance state.
If you can’t reach these vulnerable Democrats at their DC or District offices, call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), urge them politely, but firmly, to oppose the infrastructure bill.
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