Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on U.S. House passage of the Build Back Better Act:
“For the past seven years, Maryland has had the greatest economic turnaround in America because we’ve cut taxes, restored fiscal responsibility, reduced the cost of living for working families, and made smart investments in our infrastructure.
“The Build Back Better Act is the exact opposite approach—it’s nothing but a reckless grab bag of massive tax hikes, Democratic Party wish list items, and handouts to special interests. It’s another example of Washington catering to the extremes at the expense of the overwhelming majority of the American people.
“During normal times, this legislation would be a bad idea. During a time when our nation’s economic recovery is stalling and inflation is already skyrocketing, this bill is a complete disaster for struggling families and small businesses in Maryland and across the country.
“I urge the Senate to reject this bill and instead start working with us on fixing the supply chain crisis, reducing inflation, and getting our economy moving.”