Many House Republicans are calling for a chamber-wide vote on President Biden’s budget proposal. The vote would force Democrats to take specific positions on the progressive plan that the President released this past Thursday.
The plan that Biden has put together would, according to some projections, lead to almost $5 trillion in tax hikes on corporations and wealthy Americans. GOP lawmakers have criticized the plan from the beginning and have also stated that the billions of dollars aimed at equity, climate change, and other initiatives are not in line with what American families want or need.
Some Representatives further hinted to Fox News Digital that they want Speaker Kevin McCarthy to bring the plan for a vote on the House floor.
Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), a leader of the small-business-focused Main Street Caucus, supported the idea of the plan being brought for a vote so that she could “see how unpopular an additional $2.2 trillion in spending is.”
Ways and Means Chair Jason Smith (R-MO), similarly said that it was a “great idea” to bring the plan to the floor so they could see if the Democrats were truly in favor of the “tax-and-spending budget proposal.”
Apart from an increase in corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, Biden also said that billionaires should be paying a 25% minimum tax, while also suggesting a higher tax rate for those in the top income bracket (over $400k a year).