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Luetkemeyer: Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats’ Backwards Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ vote on House Democrats’ misleadingly named COMPETES Act:

“Instead of acting in the best interests of Americans, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have pushed a liberal special interest wish list, filled with irrelevant and harmful policies,” said Ranking Member Luetkemeyer. 

“This bill not only harms America’s interests abroad, but continues to push harmful policies on America’s small businesses. The America CONCEDES Act pedals burdensome labor union requirements by giving unions unfair advantages over small businesses and independent workers.

“House Democrats are pushing a disastrous Supply Chain Resiliency program with the price tag of $45 billion. This program would empower unions by requiring funding applicants to promise they will not oppose unionization efforts.

“This bill is nothing short of an effort to hold small business owners hostage. The federal government has no place in forcing even more regulations on small businesses, causing devastating harm to America’s job creators.

“President Biden and House Democrats have their priorities backwards. It’s time to stop the wasteful spending plaguing our economy and solve the issues directly impacting small businesses' ability to get back to normal.”