Gallagher Statement on Surface Transportation Markup
June 10, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today released the following statement after the Committee passed H.R. 3684 on a party line vote.
“Republicans and Democrats agree that we need to come together to modernize America’s infrastructure. But instead of looking for unifying solutions, today my colleagues pushed a partisan bill through committee that misses the mark and recycles the same failed policies of the past.
“Instead of throwing another half-trillion dollars into a broken system, members of both parties should first look to reform the way infrastructure money is spent and by which infrastructure projects are approved. That starts with returning to a user-fee system, pursuing innovative funding mechanisms, and aggressively reforming our regulatory process. This is a framework that garner bipartisan support, and I hope my colleagues abandon their “my way or the highway” approach and look at serious solutions like these that can fix our country’s infrastructure problems.”