LaMalfa Opposes House Democrat $1.5 Trillion Partisan Infrastructure Plan
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after voting against final passage of H.R. 2, the House Democrats’ partisan $1.5 trillion Infrastructure plan. After passing a nearly $500 billion infrastructure bill out of committee in mid-June, House Democrats have tacked on over $1 trillion in additional spending with no plan to pay for it.
LaMalfa said: “Both Democrats and Republicans agree that an infrastructure package is long overdue. The bill we considered on the Floor this week is not a serious effort to fix our crumbling bridges or expand our congested highways. This body has a bipartisan history of considering infrastructure proposals, but like everything this Congress, Democrats have turned it into a partisan spectacle. H.R. 2 is a laundry list of liberal priorities that will actually limit rural America’s ability to build roads and bridges. It repackages the Green New Deal and forces the American taxpayer to subsidize electric vehicles and high-speed rail projects. These are not the policy priorities of most Americans, especially those in rural areas. We have the opportunity to come to the table and pass a bill that will actually improve infrastructure across the whole country, not just in our largest cities, but once again, Democrats are refusing to reach across the aisle during a Presidential election year.”