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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Statement on Trump Infrastructure Proposal

February 12, 2018
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.), Ranking Member of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal:

“The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal is wholly inadequate to the task of rebuilding and modernizing our crumbling roads, bridges, waterways, and energy systems. This proposal provides only modest increases in infrastructure spending, offsets those new resources with deep cuts to national priorities, and pushes most of the cost of new infrastructure onto states and local governments.

“Taken as a whole, the Trump proposal is full of giveaways to corporate special interests. It weakens essential safeguards that allow for public input and protect our air, water, land, and history. And it falls far short when it comes to Buy America rules and labor protections.

“If Congressional Republicans are serious about fixing our infrastructure, they will reject President Trump’s partisan proposal and instead work with Democrats on a meaningful, responsible infrastructure plan that will invest federal funds to boost local economies and create good-paying jobs.”