Shuster Releases Plan to Transform America’s Infrastructure
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.