UPDATED 1:23 PM PT – Friday, September 10, 2021
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) has opposed the left’s expensive budget plan proposal. During markup of the bill on Thursday, the moderate Democrat threatened to vote against the bill by saying “the deadline was too rushed and the legislation was driven by politics rather than policy.”
Murphy said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have not given her enough information to vote yes on the bill.
She went on to say, “I’m concerned not just about the overall spending amount, but what exactly we’re spending it on and how we make sure that we make investments that actually have an impact on the lives of American families.”
My constituents expect me to consider bills in a thorough & transparent way. While I support many provisions in the Build Back Better Act, it’s being rushed through my committee before we know exactly what’s in it, what it’s going to cost, & how we’re going to pay for it.
— U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy (@RepStephMurphy) September 9, 2021
Murphy has not been the only moderate to break with the Democrat party over the budget. However, Democrat leaders have given their committees until September 15 to complete their portions of the bill and have aimed to push it through both the House and Senate by early October.