U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement after the House blocked a vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would help Utah expand its roads, mitigate drought conditions, fulfill critical water needs, and prepare for and respond to wildfires. This historic investment is fully paid for and will not increase taxes.
“This week, my colleagues in the House made a purely political decision to block a vote on much-needed, broadly supported legislation to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure. It is unacceptable that a major piece of bipartisan legislation, which is vital to our economy and necessary to keep important transportation programs going, is being held hostage by the most extreme House Democrats for a completely unrelated and still unwritten piece of legislation. What a profound disappointment, and how unfortunate to put politics over what is good for our country.”