Blue Dog Task Force on Infrastructure & Job Creation Responds to White House Meeting on Infrastructure
WASHINGTON—Today, the co-chairs of the Blue Dog Task Force on Infrastructure and Job Creation—Reps. Joe Cunningham (SC-01) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11)—issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s meeting on infrastructure with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other members of House and Senate Democratic leadership.
“Our constituents sent us to Congress to deliver on our promise to fix our nation’s crumbling infrastructure from building the Gateway Tunnel in New Jersey to mitigating coastal flooding in South Carolina. That’s why the Blue Dogs were the first Democratic caucus to call for the prioritization of infrastructure this Congress. This is an opportunity for both parties to come together to create good-paying jobs in communities across the country and improve the lives of Americans. We hope this signals a welcome opportunity for leadership and the President to put politics aside and do what’s right for the American people, and we’re ready to work with both parties to get this done.”