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Chair DeFazio Statement on Infrastructure Meeting at White House

Mar 4, 2021
Press Release

Rep. P­eter DeFazio, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, released the following statement after today’s bipartisan meeting at the White House to discuss infrastructure.

“I thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Buttigieg for convening today’s bipartisan meeting in the Oval Office to chart a path forward on an infrastructure bill. It is a critically important conversation to have, and timely as I intend to move a surface transportation reauthorization bill through the Committee this spring. I made sure to point out to the President that I was wearing my Route 66 socks as reminder we are still living off the legacy of President Eisenhower to the detriment of our safety, our economy, our communities, and our environment. It is time to get out of the 1950s and move forward on a transformational infrastructure bill that puts millions of people to work building the infrastructure of the 21st century and beyond all while putting our country on a path toward zero pollution.”