Hoeven Statement on President's Address to Congress

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after President Biden addressed a joint session of Congress:

“President Biden tonight outlined more spending and higher taxes. With the nearly $2 trillion proposal he laid out today, the Biden administration has now proposed $6 trillion in spending and over $3 trillion in tax increases in just his first 100 days in office.

“Instead of expanding government, increasing taxes and adding to our debt and deficit, we should focus on growing our economy, which will enable us to reduce our debt and deficit and invest in our priorities. These include continuing to rebuild our military, caring for our veterans and securing the border. We also need to build our infrastructure, and I believe we can find bipartisan agreement on a targeted infrastructure package that does not raise taxes. Focusing on these fundamentals is the right approach to helping our nation continue to recover from the pandemic and to build our future.”

Earlier today, Hoeven spoke on the Senate floor about the impact of increasing taxes on job creation and outlined ways Congress can work together to pass a bipartisan, targeted infrastructure package without raising taxes.