LaMalfa Responds to House Democrat Infrastructure Plan

Jan 29, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after House Democrats outlined a $760 billion infrastructure plan.

LaMalfa said: "Infrastructure bills that move through the House are typically passed with broad bipartisan support. At a $760 billion price tag with unknown financing, this proposal is sadly nothing more than a set of talking points. I’m concerned that more taxes and things like increased airport passenger fees are going to be a big part of this financing proposal, yet much of the new spending will go towards projects that middle-income families cannot afford and do not use, like electric car infrastructure and green energy projects. Our country is in desperate need of an infrastructure revamp. We can’t pass one without working it out together. The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on which I serve, has a bipartisan history, which is not so common in the House these days. Republicans remain ready to work with Democrats on real infrastructure proposals – proposals that people can actually benefit from – not just talking points."