The Problem Solvers Caucus released a report Tuesday with bipartisan policy recommendations to build a better infrastructure network for America.
The 44-member bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, led by co-Chairs U.S. Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ, and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and its Infrastructure Working Group, have found consensus on a bipartisan set of policies. The plan will serve as the foundation for a joint effort to address the dire need to rebuild and responsibly invest in infrastructure across the United States.
These bipartisan policy options address ways to improve the nation’s highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy systems and the power grid, and broadband and communications networks.
“Investing in our nation’s infrastructure shouldn’t be a partisan issue — it’s just common sense,” Gottheimer said. “It’s why the Problem Solvers Caucus has put aside partisanship to find a solution to fix our crumbling roads, bridges, and tunnels — and the Administration and Congress must do the same. We can’t afford to play political games and keep kicking this problem down the road. In New Jersey, too many of our bridges and tunnels are considered unsafe, many of our pipes are filled with lead, our roads and rail are a mess, and many of our residents have no access to broadband at all. Our report provides bipartisan options for solving these problems, like finally investing in the Gateway tunnel project. It’s time to get a better return on investment in New Jersey for our existing tax dollars. We must not increase gas taxes – or any taxes for that matter.”