First District Congressman James Comer released the following statement upon voting ‘no’ on the infrastructure bill on Friday night, which is tied directly to the multi-trillion social spending bill expected to come up for a vote later this month.

“I voted NO on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed Congress in the dark of night. Less than 10% of the bill contained surface infrastructure, like roads and bridges, with significant money going toward things that do not affect Kentucky’s 1st District — like mass transit and green energy,” said Comer.

Comer also criticized the infrastructure bill being tied to the $3 trillion social spending bill, “which initiates their Green New Deal pipe dream and empowers the IRS to spy on the finances of everyday Americans.”

The congressman said he also plans to oppose the social spending bill in two weeks.

“Any member of Congress who voted yes can also take credit for passage of the massive socialist spending bill — which will undoubtedly lead to more inflation and government dependency,” according to Comer.