Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. For far too long, Washington policymakers have celebrated “infrastructure week” without ever agreeing to build infrastructure. The President promised to work across the aisle to deliver results and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. After the President put forward his plan to do exactly that and then negotiated a deal with Members of Congress from both parties, this historic legislation is moving to his desk for signature.
This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. The legislation will help ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone gets ahead for decades to come. Combined with the President’s Build Back Framework, it will add on average 1.5 million jobs per year for the next 10 years.
When your political legacy is distilled into a single meme…
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley (R- Missouri) says he doesn’t want the infrastructure bill passed because his state (Virginia) has the best roads, hospitals, schools and bridges in the country. 6:13 PM · Aug 8, 2021
Jake Lobin @JakeLobin
Maybe Josh Hawley thinks that adding things like Broadband into the infrastructure bill is a “woke left political agenda,” because now more rural Missouri voters will be able to go online and find out that he lives in Virginia. 10:10 AM · Aug 9, 2021
Melody Fleshman @Urastar2me
Since Hawley doesn’t live in Missouri he should come and drive on some of our highways and bridges. His woke narrative is tired. 11:53 AM · Aug 8, 2021
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) really has hit the big time. After the rip-roaring success of yesterday’s right wingnut republican Benghazi/Hillary hearing in the House Charles P. Pierce writes at the Esquire Politics Blog on Speaker John Boehnor’s (r) new select committee appointed for the purpose of “investigating” Planned Parenthood:
….A real pack o’pips, this one….and Vicki Hartzler is just flat-out freaking amazing. She’s standing tall against the Chinese, who are spying on her through her toasters. Put this bunch on TV, too, primetime. Yeah, this oughta work.
Heh. Lightning can strike twice.
Fake Vicky Hartzler @VickiHartzler
How do we prevent @kevinomccarthy from publicly admitting that the #PlannedParenthood committee is a political stunt? @RepHartzler 4:19 PM – 23 Oct 2015