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Shuster Releases Plan to Transform America’s Infrastructure

Washington, D.C., July 23, 2018 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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This Congress, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) worked to gather input from and build consensus amongst his Republican and Democratic colleagues, the administration, and stakeholders on an infrastructure package designed to meet the challenges of a 21st century transportation system.  Today, Shuster released a legislative discussion draft reflecting that input.

Chairman Shuster released the following statement along with the discussion draft:

“The 2016 presidential campaign shined a spotlight on America’s crumbling infrastructure.  Since election day, the American people have waited for action by their federal elected representatives, and I am just as frustrated as they are that we have yet to seriously consider a responsible, thoughtful proposal.  That is why I have released  a discussion draft that reflects input from Members on both sides of the aisle, as well as a broad group of infrastructure stakeholders interested in building a 21st century infrastructure for our country.

“This discussion draft does not represent a complete and final infrastructure bill.  It is meant to reignite discussions amongst my colleagues, and I urge all Members to be open-minded and willing to work together in considering real solutions that will give America the modern day infrastructure it needs.

“Over the coming weeks and months, I look forward to additional input from my Republican and Democratic colleagues in order to prepare a bill for congressional consideration.”

Click here to read the discussion draft text, Chairman Shuster’s vision statement for the proposal, a section-by-section summary, and more.