April 30, 2019

Chair DeFazio Statement on White House Infrastructure Meeting

Washington, DC- Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released this statement following his meeting with President Trump and Congressional leaders at the White House:

“Today’s meeting with the White House was a big step in the right direction in our work to develop a robust, bipartisan plan for infrastructure investment,” said Chair DeFazio. “Two trillion dollars is a significant federal investment that could make a real difference in communities across this country, whether we’re talking roads, bridges, and transit systems, or harbors, airports and wastewater systems, just to name a few areas that would get a real boost from a bipartisan deal. I’m encouraged to hear the widespread agreement on the need to act on infrastructure—and to act soon— and I look forward to continuing this critical conversation with the White House and House and Senate leadership in the coming weeks.”