WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis that the bipartisan infrastructure bill moving through the Senate would add $256 billion to our deficit, echoing Senator Braun’s July 29 tweet thread detailing the shortcomings of the package’s “pay-fors,” where he found that the package was “several hundred billion dollars short” of being paid for.

“First independent analysis from Penn-Wharton found the bipartisan infrastructure bill would put us $350 billion in the hole, and now the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has found it would produce a $256 billion deficit. Even setting aside these estimates it is clear the pay-fors in this package are either phony or insufficient, and this bill is full of K street carve-outs, kickbacks, and pork. Republicans must not support the Swamp’s bloated debt bomb parading as an infrastructure deal.”