Press Release

ATA Statement on Budget Reconciliation

"Demonizing businesses and enabling partisan tax-and-spend policies following such a vital, bipartisan triumph is regrettable, will dampen our economic recovery and jeopardizes the fragile gains we’ve made."


Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement today after the Senate adopted a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint by party-line vote:

“On the heels of a momentous, bipartisan achievement for our nation's infrastructure, Congress is now turning its back on middle America to placate elite, liberal interests.
 
“President Biden led bipartisan talks through listening, compromise and keeping his word. These traits and common sense have become the exception in Washington, not the rule. With a 50-50 tie in the Senate and almost the same in the House, President Biden could again call for consensus and compromise. Americans are worried about rising inflation, getting back to work and responding to COVID and national disasters. Demonizing businesses and enabling partisan tax-and-spend policies following such a vital, bipartisan triumph is regrettable, will dampen our economic recovery and jeopardizes the fragile gains we’ve made.
 
"The trucking industry and the families and businesses who depend on the supply chain call on President Biden, Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi to work in good faith across party lines for solutions all Americans can be proud of, not just a handful of liberal activists.”