Beyer, House Democrats Unveil $760 Billion Framework to Make Transformative Infrastructure Investments Across U.S.
Today, Rep. Beyer (D-VA) joined House Democrats to unveil a new framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in the nation’s infrastructure. Those investments would create an estimated 10 million jobs addressing some of the country’s most urgent infrastructure needs, from the massive maintenance backlog, to designing safer streets, to putting the U.S. on a path toward zero carbon pollution from the transportation sector and increasing resiliency. This framework would bolster the Federal role in order to help communities around the country undertake transformative projects that are smarter, safer and made to last.
“I came to Congress to work on issues facing everyday people, like fixing America’s crumbling infrastructure,” said Beyer. “I’m proud to support this framework because I believe it is the roadmap we need to put people to work strengthening and modernizing our communities in a way that respects the environment and addresses the climate crisis. I look forward to working with my House colleagues to move forward on infrastructure legislation.”
Among other things, the framework outlines major investments, including those in surface transportation, rail and transit systems, airports, ports and harbors, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure, brownfields and broadband.
It’s infrastructure investment that is smarter, safer and made to last – with a framework that: