The four leaders of the two main congressional committees that deal with transportation issues reacted to the Feb. 12 release of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan. Read ARTBA’s analysis of the president’s plan and FY2019 budget.

 

“Passage of an infrastructure bill will require presidential leadership and bipartisan congressional cooperation. I look forward to the constructive debate ahead of us on this critical issue. Our constituents elected us to address the Nation’s problems, and we now have a golden opportunity to work together to do that.” See full statement

–Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

 

 

This is not a real infrastructure plan; it’s simply another scam, an attempt by this administration to privatize critical government functions and create windfalls for Wall Street. This fake proposal will not address the serious infrastructure needs facing this country, so our potholed roads will get worse, our bridges and transit systems will become more dangerous, and we will pay more tolls.” See full statement

Rep. Peter DeFazio, (D-Ore.) ranking member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

 

“President Trump is a champion for upgrading our country’s aging roads, highways, bridges, and water infrastructure. America needs a robust infrastructure plan that prioritizes streamlining so needed projects can get done faster and for lower costs. I will work side by side with President Trump to make modernizing our infrastructure a reality.” See full statement

–Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

 

 

“The American people have been waiting to see President Trump’s infrastructure plan for over a year now. … Unfortunately, what the White House finally released today is far from Donald Trump’s campaign promise – his infrastructure plan is unrealistic, inadequate and irresponsible.” See full statement

–Sen. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works