Blue Dog Leadership Urges House Leadership to Bring Up Senate-Passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for a Vote as Quickly as Possible, Opposes Unnecessary Delays

Aug 10, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON—Today, the Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition—Reps. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Ed Case (HI-01), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05)—issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:
“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a landmark piece of legislation that will deliver the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century, and it will ensure our nation can remain at the cutting edge of international competition. From ensuring every American can connect to high-speed internet to fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, this bipartisan bill will deliver much needed results from rural to urban America. Now that the Senate has done its job, we reiterate our call for House leadership to follow suit and bring the bipartisan infrastructure legislation to the House floor for a vote as a standalone bill as quickly as possible. The Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition remain opposed to any effort to unnecessarily delay consideration of these critical infrastructure investments, which will create good-paying jobs, keep American businesses competitive, and grow our nation’s economy. The House should move now to deliver this legislation to President Biden’s desk for his signature and give the American people the results they need and deserve.”