GOP Senator Warns Infrastructure Bill Includes ‘Budget Gimmicks’ That Will Increase Energy Costs, Make Grid ‘Less Reliable’

GOP Senator Warns Infrastructure Bill Includes ‘Budget Gimmicks’ That Will Increase Energy Costs, Make Grid ‘Less Reliable’


Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday to discuss several topics including the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law on Monday.

Stephanopoulos pressed Barrasso on why he voted against the package, citing a White House fact sheet that says Wyoming would receive $1.8 billion for federal-aid-highway apportioned programs, $225 million for bridge repair and replacement, $100 million for broadband internet expansion, $335 million allotted to water infrastructure.

“I was one of the original negotiators at the White House with President Biden and ultimately I voted against it because they did use a lot of budget gimmicks and they are adding $256 billion to the debt,” said Barrasso. “Some

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