“…Graves added he felt Missouri was receiving ‘less than we should be getting.’…”
Think about that for just a second or two.
He didn’t vote for the bill.
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QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendment
BILL TITLE: INVEST in America Act
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Planning for those ribbon cutting photo-ops in the district:
Officials review what infrastructure bill means for Northeast Missouri
U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, said he didn’t support the bill because the positive aspects of the bill are overshadowed by not laying out how it will be paid for. He said he wished a bipartisan solution could have been reached, noting the legislation would fuel further inflation and supply chain issues.
“There’s some good things in the bill, but they didn’t come up with a real way to pay for it which is the real problem with this bill,” Graves said. “They slapped some budget gimmicks in there and called it a day.
“That’s going to fuel more inflation and contribute to the rising prices we’re already seeing under President Biden, which is only increasing the price to fill up your car or feed the extended family on Thanksgiving. We can’t afford that right now.”
Graves recommended constituents in his district reach out to local leaders as well as his office. He stressed his door is always open to hear comments and concerns.
“Much like the way they are accustomed to requesting federal money, folks will need to work through MoDOT and other state agencies, as well as the federal grant process. I didn’t support the bill because of the costs, but I’m going to fight to make sure Hannibal and the rest of North Missouri gets its fair share. If local leaders have a project in mind, my office is always available to answer any questions they might have. It’s been that way before this bill passed and it will always be that way.”
Graves added he felt Missouri was receiving “less than we should be getting.”
“Missouri is slated to get $8 billion out of $1.2 trillion. We make up 1.8% of the U.S. population. We got the short end of the stick,” he said.
“…We got the short end of the stick…”
Finally: “Infrastructure Week – Part 1” (November 6, 2021)