Improving our roads and bridges shouldn't political, but earlier this year, House Democrats hijacked the typically-bipartisan surface transportation bill to push their Green New Deal policies. We can't let infrastructure fall victim to a partisan political agenda like the Democrat's far-left environmental policies.
Partisan politics and stalled negotiations over another COVID-19 relief bill are impeding progress toward much needed infrastructure bills, lawmakers said Thursday.
“We’ve got to do more, and the only way to do more is to get politics out of infrastructure once again,” Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) said at The Hill’s “America’s Agenda: Infrastructure” event. “Unfortunately, that’s what killed any long-term infrastructure bill that we could’ve passed to address our crumbling roads and bridges.”
Davis, a four-term lawmaker and the top Republican of the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on highways and transit, said he witnessed “bipartisan cooperation in the past” for legislation like the Highway Reauthorization Act, but months-long pandemic relief negotiations are worsening relations between the two parties are having an effect on issues like infrastructure.
...Davis said that the divided behavior of the House is “not good for how our country should govern,” but he predicts that progress on infrastructure bills can be made after the election.
“I’m optimistic that once we get through this whole election, we come back in the lame duck session, that it’s good common sense policies like this that politics will frankly be pushed aside and this will be pushed through.”