Pallone Calls On Trump to Keep Promise to American People and Act on Infrastructure Investment
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking him to fulfill his past promises to invest heavily in our nation’s infrastructure. The President has often called for over $1 trillion in investments in our infrastructure, yet no steps have been taken to make this commitment a reality. President Trump has instead taken steps to cut necessary projects and repairs that provide this country – and New Jersey, specifically – with clean water, effective transportation, and job opportunities.
“Infrastructure investment can, and should, include more than highways and bridges,” said Pallone. “Investing in different forms of infrastructure is a down payment on our country’s future, creating immediate benefits by giving our economy a needed boost while creating good paying jobs. This is an area where there is potential for bipartisan agreement, and the President should put together a comprehensive plan immediately.”
As the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Congressman Pallone introduced the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act earlier this year, aiming to improve vital components of our infrastructure to ensure both job growth and increased public safety for our nation.
In President Trump’s budget proposal, he has gone against his previous pledge by directly attacking the necessary programs that ensure the maintenance and revitalization of our infrastructure. In New Jersey, the Gateway Project would lose federal funding designated for alleviating congestion and service delays throughout the region.