Rep. Crow Leads Letter with 70 House Members to President Trump Calling for Prioritization of Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation
Today, Rep. Jason Crow, co-chair of the New Democrat Infrastructure Task Force, along with Reps. Stacey Plaskett, Elissa Slotkin, and Salud Carbajal, led a letter with 70 House members to President Trump urging him to recommit to working with Congress on comprehensive and bipartisan legislation to bring America’s infrastructure into the 21st Century. Modernizing America’s aging infrastructure is essential to creating jobs, spurring economic growth, and increasing our global competitiveness.
“As the U.S. House of Representatives continues to work on a much needed infrastructure package, the New Democrat Coalition urges you to recommit to working with Congress on comprehensive and bipartisan legislation,” the letter reads.
The Members call for modernization and innovation in funding and financing of our nation’s infrastructure; increased project-based funding to support community ownership of local development; technological innovation and regulatory reform, including multiuse corridors and the implementation of outstanding provisions of the FAST Act; and dedicated support for projects focused on efficiency and climate resilience.
“You don’t need to sit in Denver metro traffic to know we have an infrastructure problem in this country. Just last week, a bridge in Colorado collapsed and we continue to see longer and longer commute times for people in Colorado and around the country. The President needs to be a good faith partner in this effort to rebuild our country’s roads, bridges, and tunnels,” said Crow.
The Coalition shared its proposed plan with the Administration. The plan would:
- Modernize America’s infrastructure funding, revenue sources, and cost analysis;
- Create an infrastructure bank to finance projects;
- Create incentives for communities most in need of building and maintaining their infrastructure, including through grant programs; and
- Encourage innovation and reform, including responsible regulatory streamlining and private public partnerships, and the adoption of new innovative technologies.
Read the full letter, signed by over 70 New Democrat Coalition Members, below or here.
Surrounding Denver, the country’s fifth fastest-growing city, the sixth congressional district relies heavily on federal highways including I-25, I-225 and I-70.