Rockefeller Says Smart, Targeted Transportation Infrastructure Investment is the Path Forward

July 7, 2011

Chairman Rockefeller asks Sec. Locke questions about strengthening manufacturing in America.WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today issued the following statement in response to a House Republican transportation proposal that makes wide-ranging cuts to critical infrastructure programs and projects across America:

“At a time when our national transportation system is heading toward a crisis, short-sighted Republican proposals that would recklessly underfund important infrastructure projects just don’t make sense,” Rockefeller said. “We need a better solution to put our transportation programs on the right track for the future. As I see it, we have one real option to rebuild our economy and fully invest in our transportation infrastructure—a plan that combines smart, targeted spending cuts with smart, targeted revenue increases. I’m fully prepared to discuss spending cuts, but we can’t do it without additional revenues, too, and we shouldn’t pretend otherwise.”