Dear Colleague: Democrats Remain Committed to an Historic Infrastructure Package

John Boehner


May 22, 2019

Dear Democratic Colleague,

Earlier today, Democratic leaders in the House and Senate went to the White House to follow up on our meeting on infrastructure three weeks ago.  In that meeting, we were pleased to hear the President agree to a $2 trillion plan with an 80/20 funding split to rebuild America’s infrastructure, and agree to provide his ideas for pay-fors in the meeting scheduled for today.

We wanted to give the President the opportunity to launch an historic infrastructure initiative that could stand in the pantheon of American history alongside the bold initiatives of Presidents Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower.  There were those who said that we should not work with the President, but we believe that we must be For The People and create good-paying jobs for American workers.  Democrats are here for the country.  Sadly, the only job the President seems to be concerned with is his own.  He threatened to stop working with Democrats on all legislation unless we end oversight of his Administration and he had a temper tantrum for us all to see.

Democrats remain committed to an historic infrastructure package that is big, bold and bipartisan; green, future-focused and comprehensive; and jobs-creating.  Our outstanding Committee Chairs will continue to work relentlessly on bold, transformative infrastructure solutions that will create good-paying jobs, regardless of the President’s behavior.

Thank you for your leadership For The People.

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