Delaney Statement on White House Infrastructure Plan

Feb 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Monday, the White House released their infrastructure proposal.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“I am supportive of the goal of investing $1.5 trillion into our failing infrastructure using $200 billion of federal government funding and mixing that with investment from local governments and private capital. I think that it is very important that additional funding for rural infrastructure is a part of this plan, if done right this is an important way to get capital flowing into communities that have been left behind.

“God or the devil is in the details, however, and it is essential that we end up with a net increase in infrastructure investment. A net increase in infrastructure funding is absolutely fundamental to this plan being a positive for the country and right now we have no details on how this plan would be paid for, but we do have a budget proposal from the White House that cuts other infrastructure programs. Simply moving infrastructure spending around and dressing up a deregulation bill as an infrastructure bill won’t be enough to rebuild America.”

In January, Congressman Delaney wrote to the White House, proposing that the corporate tax rate be raised from 21% to 23%, with the money raised being used to pay for new infrastructure investment.

In 2017, Delaney was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune for his work on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. Delaney has been the leading voice in Congress for using revenues from international tax reform to rebuild America.