Bipartisan House Caucus unveils infrastructure framework

June 10, 2021

Goal of the framework is to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations

The Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives yesterday released Building Bridges: A Bipartisan Physical Infrastructure Framework.

The goal of the framework is to help break the gridlock on the latest infrastructure negotiations and encourage their colleagues to continue working across the aisle to deliver real results for the American people. 

The 58-member bipartisan Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Congressman Josh Gottheimer (New Jersey) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (Pennsylvania), unveiled the Building Bridges infrastructure framework developed by the PSC Infrastructure Working Group, led by Co-Chairs Congressman Conor Lamb (Pennsylvania) and Congressman John Katko (New York).

This eight-year bipartisan, $1.249 trillion infrastructure framework would address the enormous need for new infrastructure and the current backlog of deferred maintenance to build a 21st Century infrastructure network for America, invest in American jobs, and grow the nation’s economy, the Caucus says.

The Building Bridges framework calls for funding in the following key categories: highways, roads, safety, and bridges; designated community restoration projects; transit; electric vehicles and buses; Amtrak, passenger, and freight rail.

"It's critically important that we get a robust infrastructure package signed into law, and that we do it with strong bipartisan support. The Problem Solvers Caucus framework—Building Bridges—does exactly that and tackles everything from electric vehicles to clean water to fixing our crumbling bridges, tunnels, roads, and rail. This is the model for how we should govern in Washington: Democrats and Republicans working together to find common ground,” Caucus Co-Chair Gottheimer said in a statement.

Read the Building Bridges Infrastructure Framework here.

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SOURCE: Problem Solvers Caucus