Finstad was sworn in just before U.S. House vote on the ironically named ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ that actually raises taxes on Americans

Washington, D.C. – Newly sworn-in U.S. Representative Brad Finstad (MN-01) today cast his first vote in Congress against the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” more appropriately called the “Inflation Expansion Act.”

Finstad noted that the House Democrats’ bill does nothing to address the skyrocketing inflation Americans face daily and that the best and quickest way to address America’s inflation crisis is to rein in out-of-control government spending, the opposite approach from this bill.

Among its egregious provisions, the bill includes $80 billion in funding to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to harass and intimidate American families, farmers, and small businesses and $3 billion for climate activists to protest and force Green New Deal policies on the American people.

The following is a statement from Congressman Brad Finstad:

“I’ve spent the past five months hearing from southern Minnesotans nearly every day. I can say with certainty that no one I spoke with believes more out-of-control government spending is the right way to contain inflation.

Throughout my campaign I committed to the people of Minnesota’s First Congressional District that I would carefully consider the impact of proposed legislation on their lives and livelihoods. On multiple fronts, this bill takes the wrong approach. Instead of spending billions to hire an army of IRS agents and wasting billions more on programs that won’t improve the economy, Congress should focus on ways to unleash the power of America’s farmers and small businesses and allow for more American-made energy to bring down gas prices.”