Congresswoman Lee Demands Real Investments in American Infrastructure

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Lee, member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Trump's announced “Infrastructure Week”:

“During President Trump’s toothless ‘Infrastructure Week,’ all we have seen are more promises from this administration to place the financial interests of billionaires above the needs of the American people.

“Instead of presenting a plan to help the people of Flint poisoned by their own pipes, who are the undeniable face of the American infrastructure crisis, the President’s first proposal was to privatize Air Traffic Control. I have no doubt that this is just the first step in a larger plan to auction off infrastructure built for the American people to private corporations.”

“The Congressional Progressive Caucus recently released a 21 Century New Deal for Jobs, which lays out a roadmap for rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges and technical infrastructure. Each dollar in our plan would go toward improving quality of life for American families and creating jobs, by expanding broadband, replacing leaded pipes, and building a new green economy."

“I call on my colleagues to support the CPC infrastructure plan and commit to improving our roads, bridges, and skies. We must see President Trump's so-called infrastructure plan for what it truly is: a massive handout to his billionaire friends."