Davis Meets with President Biden at White House to Discuss Infrastructure Legislation
Yesterday, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) met with President Biden, Vice President Harris, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, and a bipartisan group of House lawmakers to discuss the need to invest in America’s infrastructure.
“I’d like to thank President Biden for his invitation to the White House to discuss investing in America’s infrastructure,” said Rep. Davis. “We had a great conversation about how important this issue is, and I take it as a good sign that the President shared his commitment to working across the aisle in a bipartisan way to finally get an infrastructure deal done. I’ve always said that I don’t believe there’s a Democrat way or a Republican way on infrastructure, but rather, there’s a right way and a wrong way.
“America’s infrastructure needs are great and pressing, but we cannot let them take a backseat to unrelated policy issues like the Green New Deal. This needs to be a transportation bill, not a climate bill. If it’s the prerogative of the Democratic majority in Congress to take up major climate legislation, it should be done separately from any process or negotiations concerning infrastructure. I know there is major bipartisan agreement on fixing our roads and bridges. At the same time, there is disagreement between both parties on how to approach climate issues. At the end of the day, I know both parties in Washington share the same goal of investing and improving our country’s transportation systems. I look forward to continuing these bipartisan discussions with the President, his Administration, and my colleagues in Congress on this issue. I’m optimistic that we can get something done during this Congress on infrastructure.”
Rep. Davis serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways in Transit in the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and is a leader in Congress on infrastructure issues. You can find a White House readout of the meeting here.