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How Pete Buttigieg snuck a left-wing power grab into Biden's infrastructure bill

Published in Blog on April 06, 2022 by Article V Patriot

This is how federal bureaucrats expand their power: one obscure regulation at a time.

After Biden's bloated infrastructure bill passed, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg oversaw the production of a “guidance memo” for state governments relating to how projects qualify for the new funding.

The problem? The language in this guidance memo was nowhere in the original bill. Buttigieg, an unelected bureaucrat, is imposing requirements on the states and local businesses that were not approved by the peoples' representatives in Congress.

The Daily Signal explains more:

The memo informs states that projects to expand highway capacity should go to the back of the line, even though the infrastructure bill said no such thing. This attempt to rewrite law through obscure bureaucratic documents is sadly all too common and led to firm pushback from Republicans.

At a hearing on March 2, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., pointed out that the administration’s memo mirrored language from a Democratic infrastructure bill that didn’t pass. Buttigieg tried to sneak in the left-wing approach anyway.

While that debate might seem like a mere technicality, federal agencies overstepping their boundaries is a serious threat to democracy, as we have seen repeatedly when it comes to COVID-19 rules.

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