Maine Democratic Rep. Jared Golden was the only House Democrat who joined with Republicans to vote against his party’s sweeping Build Back Better social spending bill.
“I believe we’ve made progress so far, but there is still time left, and it’s not too late to do better. I will be voting no tonight, but that doesn’t mean I will oppose a final version of this bill if some meaningful changes are made to this legislation,” Golden said in a statement .
The swing-district congressman said that he could not support measures such as an increase to the state and local tax deduction, or SALT, and expressed concerns about rising prices due to inflation.
“The SALT giveaway in the Build Back