Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2, the Democrats’ partisan infrastructure package.
“Today is another day Democrats in Congress could have put down their political swords and found common ground with Republicans who have offered proposals to make American energy infrastructure more resilient and safeguard it from cyberattacks. Republicans have proposed more than two dozen policies to help get high speed broadband to all Americans. Republicans have been working to bolster auto safety and put America in the driver’s seat of autonomous vehicle innovation and production.
“Unfortunately, Democrats who rule the House continue to put politics over progress. Instead of working with Republicans to find bipartisan solutions that can actually become law and improve our nation’s infrastructure, Democrats have put forth yet another partisan messaging exercise without even consulting Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee. We continue to be at the table ready to work with Democrats, and hope they begin to show up to work for the American people,” said Walden.
Additionally, Rep. Walden spoke on the House Floor this week in opposition to the bill. You can watch and read his remarks HERE.