With too many roads and bridges crumbling around the country and a power grid waiting to enter the 21st century, we need robust investments in our transportation and energy infrastructure. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to ship American products domestically and overseas.
New Democrats are willing to work with anyone to revitalize our nation’s infrastructure and provide the necessary foundation for robust growth and new jobs. The White House has expressed interest in a trillion dollar infrastructure package, and New Dems stand ready to find agreement on a visionary plan that brings our infrastructure system into the 21st century and once again makes American businesses the most competitive in the world.
This year, New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to President Trump on the opportunity to move a big infrastructure package tied with tax reform. The New Democrat Coalition’s 21st Century Infrastructure Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. John Delaney, Elizabeth Esty, Stacey Plaskett, and Norma Torres led the letter.
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Yesterday, the New Democrat Coalition, through the leadership of New Democrat Coalition Cybersecurity Task Force Co-Chairs Reps. Derek Kilmer, Kathleen Rice, Josh Gottheimer, unveiled a robust cyber policy plan. Recent high-profile cyber incidents and the rise of Ransomware have shown the very real consequences of cyber threats. Cyber threats have evolved alongside new innovations so Congress must do more to secure our nation, families and businesses.
The New Democrat Coalition released a set of principles to increase long-term federal investments in infrastructure improvements. Infrastructure projects are consistently evaluated as the best return on government investments, and with all the devastation that many of our cities and towns have faced in recent weeks, infrastructure investment is more important now than ever.
Today, 46 New Democrat Coalition Members sent a letter to President Trump on the opportunity to move a big infrastructure package tied with tax reform. For too long, Congress has relied on irresponsible, stop-gap measures that hinder economic growth and make it more difficult to revitalize our outdated infrastructure and Byzantine tax code.
Co-Chairs: Representatives John Delaney, Elizabeth Esty, Stacey Plaskett, and Norma Torres
The 21st Century Infrastructure Task Force will work to spur investment across the U.S. and modernize our power grid, communications networks, and transportation infrastructure. The task force will also work to identify methods to increase funding for our roads, rails, public transportation systems, bridges, ports, and airports.
Co-Chairs: Representatives Denny Heck, Juan Vargas, and Stephanie Murphy
The Housing Task Force will build on previous New Dem efforts on GSE reform but will broaden these efforts to address the full housing ecosystem, including the full scope of federal housing policy, such as housing subsidies offered through HUD and the tax code. The Task Force may also make findings and propose reforms relevant to the state, local, and regional levels.