Dotson slams Republican infrastructure partisanship
WASHINGTON DC - Senator Dotson slammed Senate Republicans after the vote on the Consolidated Infrastructure Jobs Creation Act failed.
"All these Senate Republicans go to the press and talk about our crumbling infrastructure, offer a few apologies and say they're going to do something about it. When it comes to actually passing policy and money to address our nations dire need for focus on infrastructure, each and every Republican in the Senate voted against bringing it up for debate. That's right, they didn't even allow a debate.
The Consolidated Infrastructure Jobs Creation Act would give more money to programs provisioned by a Republican Congress back in 2017, just like every other issue we've seen this session, Republicans have moved away from what I thought pretty decent position back then. Funding infrastructure, building airports, fixing bridges and preventing deaths shouldn't be something that one side can get one up on the other. We see problems right across the country with our infrastructure and I believe the bill that the House passed to start the process in rebuilding America will be necessary.
That's why in any future infrastructure talks, I will be drawing the red lines from the Democrats on what the Consolidated Infrastructure Jobs Creation Act contained. They must be part of any future legislation. Thank you."