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

March 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released a weekly update on his actions to address America’s debt crisis and rising inflation as the federal debt continues to skyrocket over $30 trillion. As Congress considers a new Omnibus funding bill, Senator Rick Scott led his colleagues in a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demanding that the Senate receive an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office detailing the inflationary impacts of this funding bill and have ample time to review the legislation before voting. Before voting on the last Omnibus package in December 2020, Senators were handed a massive $1.4 TRILLION bill, that was nearly 5,600 pages long, and given just hours to look through the bill before it was brought up for a final vote. The letter was also signed by Senators Cynthia Lummis, Ted Cruz, Roger Marshall, Marsha Blackburn, Mike Braun, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee.


In the letter the Senators wrote, “…We are demanding that Congress do better. We must allow appropriate time for Senators to review any appropriations or omnibus package. Giving each of us the opportunity to read the bill is a reasonable and commonsense request that must be accommodated. We are also calling for a comprehensive review of this bill, once finalized, to be conducted by the Congressional Budget Office so that it may provide Congress and the American public an estimate of the bill’s current and future impact on inflation, the federal debt, and any potential impact on the long-term solvency of the Medicare and Social Security trust funds.”


Read the full letter HERE.


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. Click HERE for a comprehensive list of his statements and actions on this urgent issue. 


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