WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, released the below statement following her meeting with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss a path forward on infrastructure. Also attending the meeting were Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee; Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Ranking Member of the Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs Committee; Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee; John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee; and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
“I am very encouraged by our meeting with President Biden today. We had another positive and substantive discussion about how to address our nation’s infrastructure challenges in a bipartisan way. We listened to one another, and I felt that the president was receptive to our ideas and viewpoints. Going forward, my colleagues and our staffs will continue to work together and with the White House toward our common goal of addressing the core areas of infrastructure that we all agree upon,” Ranking Member Capito said.
Last month, Ranking Member Capito and several of her colleagues unveiled a framework to improve the nation’s infrastructure. The Republican infrastructure framework, which includes $568 billion in infrastructure investments over a five-year period, will serve as a guide as the Senate continues to develop bipartisan bills that will go through regular order. This is the largest infrastructure investment that Republicans have ever put forth.
Click here for more details on the Republican infrastructure framework.
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