(CNS News) -- When asked if he believed the Biden administration would ever balance the budget, Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) said, “They appear to be doing just the opposite with this $3.5 to $4.2 billion dollar spending bill.”
At the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, CNS News asked the senator, “The federal deficit in the first 11 months of this fiscal year was $2.7 trillion, and the federal debt is now $28 trillion. Will the Biden administration ever balance the budget?”
Boozman responded, “No.”
In a follow-up question, CNS News asked, “Do you think [the Biden administration] will take any efforts [to balance the budget]?”
“They appear to be doing just the opposite with this $3.5 to $4.2 trillion spending bill,” said Boozman. “Not only is it going to increase the deficit, but it will also be very, very inflationary.”
The spending bill Boozman referenced is the $3.5 trillion budget blueprint that the House narrowly passed in a 220-212 vote, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Due to the bill’s passing, the Democrats will begin the reconciliation process which allows them to pass a “broad package of healthcare, education and climate provisions in the Senate without GOP support, so long as all 50 Democratic senators back it” wrote the Journal.
However, keeping the support of all 50 Democratic senators may prove difficult, as Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kirsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have expressed concerns about the bill’s price tag.