Jul 25, 2018
U.S. House Releases Legislative Discussion Draft of New Infrastructure Bill
Earlier this week, Bill Shuster (R-PA), the U.S. House of Congress’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, released a legislative discussion draft containing the input he’s collected from his colleagues across part lines, the Trump administration and other stakeholders to address the country’s aging infrastructure system.
“The 2016 presidential campaign shined a spotlight on America’s crumbling infrastructure,” Shuster said. “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.”
Shuster adds that the discussion draft does not represent a final infrastructure bill, but aims 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,” he added.
Read the discussion draft, Shuster’s vision statement and a section-by-section summary here.