Johnson and Graves introduce alternative infrastructure bill
The ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and another member have introduced a bill they say is an alternative to President Biden’s $2-Trillion-dollar partisan infrastructure plan.
Congressmen Dusty Johnson of South Dakota and Sam Graves of Missouri say their so-called Starter Act would provide $400-Billion-dollars over five years for federal highway, transit and safety programs.
They say the bill is focused on repairing roads and bridges, sustaining the Highway Trust Fund and giving states and rural areas flexibility to make sure projects are completed on time.
Johnson says in light of the country’s $30 trillion dollar debt they want to make sure infrastructure investments are “targeted and worthwhile.”