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Congressman Mooney Votes Against Manchin-Biden Inflation Expansion Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02) voted to oppose the Inflation Expansion Act in the United States House of Representatives. The legislation was masterminded by Sen. Joe Manchin, Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer, and President Joe Biden. The bill will increase IRS audits on all Americans and small businesses, raise taxes on millions of Americans across all incomes, cut jobs in a recession, and waste over $350 billion on a radical ‘Green New Deal’ agenda.

I voted against this deeply partisan Democrat bill authored by Sen. Joe Manchin. Last year, economists warned that spending $1.9 trillion would inevitably lead to inflation. A year later and during a recession, Democrats want to raise taxes and increase government spending that will accelerate the inflation crisis created by President Biden. The average West Virginian is being crushed by increased prices at the gas pump and grocery store,” said Congressman Alex X. Mooney. “This legislation calls for $80 billion to allow the IRS to hire 87,000 new employees that will focus on targeting every taxpayer. This bill will make inflation worse, and it will deepen and lengthen the recession that we are in.”