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Ranking Member Sam Graves Statement on the Speaker’s Partisan Infrastructure Wish List Bill

Washington, D.C., June 23, 2020 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on Speaker Pelosi’s partisan infrastructure wish list bill:

“Last week, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrats passed their partisan $500 billion surface transportation bill that smothers those programs with costly Green New Deal mandates and requirements.  The bill was developed entirely by the Majority, without any clear concern for how much it would cost taxpayers or any serious effort to seek bipartisan solutions, resulting in unanimous opposition from Republicans.    

“Now the bill has been completely swallowed up in the Speaker’s partisan agenda and turned into a colossal $1.5 trillion wish list for the Majority.  Instead of trying to find a responsible way to pay for it and addressing the Highway Trust Fund’s solvency issues, the Democrats simply pile more debt onto future generations with a massive General Fund bailout.”