Sen. Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update on Biden’s Inflation Crisis

May 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as the Biden Administration continues to mislead the American public about how Washington’s reckless spending is leading to inflation and rising prices of every day goods, Senator Scott released a weekly update on his actions to address America’s debt crisis and rising inflation. Senator Scott is urging the Biden Administration to take responsibility for his wasteful spending and release a plan to curb the threat of rising inflation on American families.

This week, Senator Scott called on Chairman Bernie Sanders to immediately hold a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget to address America’s growing debt crisis, releasing the statement below:

“Inflation is a tax on America’s working families. Rising prices are devastating to low and fixed-income Americans. I grew up poor and watched my parents struggle to put food on the table. My message to Biden and the Democrats is simple: enough is enough. It’s time for Senate Democrats to stand with their Republican colleagues, do their jobs, and start holding the Biden Administration accountable for the financial ruin it is so desperately trying to create. With the debt ceiling expiring on July 31, we must tackle these issues head-on and chart a new and fiscally responsible path forward that protects families and our nation’s financial security. I look forward to Chairman Sanders immediately scheduling a hearing and the committee starting the important work of solving Biden’s debt and inflation crises before even more families are hurt.”

Since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Scott has repeatedly urged action to address America’s debt crisis and the harmful effects of inflation: