Washington, D.C. – April 22, 2021 – Today, a group of Senate Republicans lead by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) unveiled a $568 billion infrastructure proposal as a counteroffer to President Biden’s $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan. In response to the proposal, Building America’s Future’s Co-Chairs former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued the following statement:
“We applaud the good faith effort by Senator Capito and her colleagues to put forth a serious proposal that focuses on such traditional infrastructure as roads, bridges, transit, rail, wastewater and drinking water, broadband, ports and inland waterways. It is good to see that both Democrats and Republicans acknowledge that significant investment in America’s infrastructure is urgently needed. Now more than ever, it is important that Republicans and Democrats seek common ground and work together to craft an infrastructure package to jump start our economy, create good paying jobs and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens."