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MoveOn Executive Director Responds to Republicans Filibustering the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Statement of Rahna Epting, Executive Director of MoveOn, on Republicans filibustering the bipartisan infrastructure bill:

“Enough. We can’t wait on Republicans any longer. They had a chance to come to the table, negotiate in good faith and deliver for the American people. They failed to do so.

“President Biden has spent months bending over backwards to compromise with Republican lawmakers, but today’s vote shows that not a single Republican is genuinely interested in making a deal. The Republican party is more interested in spouting conspiracy theories and lies about the last election than actually governing. They have shown they are not a serious governing party and they should no longer be treated as one. It is time to move on without them. 

“Democrats should immediately move to reconciliation and pass a bill that meets the size and scope of the multiple crises this nation faces. We can not afford to wait one more minute for more political games from Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans. Their goal is only obstruction. The time for action is now.”