Transportation Policymakers Talk Infrastructure But Fail To Act, DeFazio Says
Transportation Policymakers Talk Infrastructure but Fail to Act, DeFazio Says
WASHINGTON — Inaction so far this year on a long-term infrastructure funding bill in the U.S. House prompted a top Democrat to strongly voice his frustration toward Republicans during a high-profile hearing Oct. 11 that looked at ways to fund the nation’s transportation network.
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s ranking member, argued Republican leaders should call up any of the funding proposals on infrastructure that have been introduced since the start of the Congress.
DeFazio is among several lawmakers sponsoring legislation on infrastructure awaiting committee consideration.
Considering such legislation would be more productive …