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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking
Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today joined
Fox Business Network’s Kudlow to discuss
the latest on the Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs Act and also the Senate Democrats’ reckless tax and spending spree.
ON GENERATING AMERICAN ENERGY: “I think that by having a vibrant infrastructure package that modernizes America and our transportation, I think it really strengthens our country in a lot of different ways. But, let's talk about the electric vehicle aspects of this… I can accept that we need an infrastructure to be able to amp up our cars, but at the same time, that electricity has to come from somewhere. This is where I think the big disconnect is. That electricity in this country is still going to be coming from natural gas, from coal, from nuclear because they hold the baseload fuels for our electric grid. So, it'll be very important if we're going to go more electric that we generate more power, and all sources will be the beneficiary of that.”
ON FOCUSING ON CORE INFRASTRUCTURE: “This $3.5 trillion reckless bill that's coming right after the physical infrastructure bill, absolutely is a straight up Green New Deal, along with re-social engineering our entire country. That is very worrisome and I think we're going to fight that one tooth and nail. But we do believe—and I believe—that physical infrastructure, core infrastructure—airports, rail, broadband, all of these things—to give a big boost to that, would benefit everybody, and I think we would have the resulting economic growth… I think it’s backed up in looking at what the impacts of what the big investments have had in the past.”
ON INCLUSION OF EPW COMMITTEE BILLS: “There are two major portions of [the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act] that were written in my committee—I'd say at least the first 1000 pages—so I'm very much aware of what's going on. Remember, I started the negotiations with the framework with the president to begin with. So, a lot of this is what I put into the original bill.”
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