Blue Dog Leadership Responds to White House Meeting on Infrastructure

May 22, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46), issued the following statement on the White House meeting between Democratic Leadership and President Trump on infrastructure:


“The American people expect both the President and Congress to do their job—and that’s to govern. Grinding everything to a halt does a disservice to all Americans. Congress can and should continue to do its job and pursue solutions that address our country’s needs, and we hope the President works with us to do so. At the very least, the Administration must work with Congress to look for ways to address the most urgent projects that are already paid for, have undergone an environmental review, and yet continue to be held up in the regulatory process. Our constituents are tired of waiting, and the President shouldn’t stop all policy from going forward. In the coming weeks and months, the Blue Dogs will explore ways we can address the most urgent projects and spur a serious, bipartisan discussion on how to best move forward. Our constituents sent us to Congress to deliver on our promise to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure—no progress is not an option. We’re not giving up hope, and the Blue Dogs will do all that we can to get this done now.”