Gov. Wolf: Congressional Republican Proposal Shortchanges Nation’s Infrastructure Needs
May 28, 2021
Governor Tom Wolf today issued a statement on a Congressional Republican plan that shortchanges our nation’s infrastructure needs while pulling from already allocated COVID-19 relief funding.
“The president’s American Jobs Plan is a bold and comprehensive package that addresses the critical need to update and modernize our nation’s infrastructure and will help move Pennsylvania forward.
“By contrast, the Republican plan only represents a fraction of the American Jobs Plan and relies on funds from the American Rescue Plan that have already been allocated and are providing much-needed relief to families, businesses, and communities to move us beyond the COVID-19 pandemic toward economic recovery and growth.
“We simply cannot afford to redirect American Rescue Plan funds, which families, businesses, local governments, schools and more are depending on. We must ensure that it continues its course to support Americans as we recover from the pandemic.
“We also can’t afford to shortchange our diverse and ever-growing infrastructure needs, and that’s why I support the president’s American Jobs Plan, which will fund long-overdue infrastructure deficiencies while investing in our future.”