Lummis Votes Against Partisan Democrat Spending Bill

August 7, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted against the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, a partisan spending packaged jammed through the Senate by Democrat leadership without a single Republican vote.

“I could not support this legislation that raises taxes on Wyoming families and pushes Green New Deal priorities that will harm domestic energy production. Record high inflation continues to harm people in Wyoming, as they struggle to afford basic goods and services. The last thing Washington should be doing right now is raising taxes that will harm low and middle class families, but that’s exactly what this bill does,” said Sen. Lummis. “These job killing tax hikes do nothing to help the American people, only provide Democrats with a pathway to pay for insane environmental regulations. This bill attacks our fossil fuel industry, which not only causes prices to go up for every family in Wyoming, but it also puts into place unrealistic measures to cut carbon emissions that will cost millions of jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars.”

During the Senate’s vote-a-rama, Sen. Lummis voted in support of commonsense amendments that would secure the border, provide meaningful permitting reform, and protect people in Wyoming from IRS overreach. Senate democrats struck down these amendments.  

Sen. Lummis offered an amendment to the bill to cut unnecessary new greenhouse gas monitoring programs and provide actual environmental benefits by clearing superfund sites. Sen. Lummis is committed to focusing on actual environmental issues, such as superfund remediation, rather than spending billions of dollars on climate change programs that will not benefit the people of Wyoming. For text of the amendment, click here. The amendment was not included in the final bill.