WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Mitt Romney (R-UT) issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi delayed the House vote on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed IIJA by a vote of 69-30 in August.
“While we are disappointed the House of Representatives did not meet its deadline to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we remain hopeful the House will come together in a spirit of bipartisanship just as the Senate did and pass this important piece of legislation. This bill is critically important to modernizing and upgrading everything from our roads and bridges to broadband and increasing the resiliency of the nation’s electrical grid. It will strengthen our economy over the long term and have a positive impact on the lives of every single American. It deserves the strong support of both parties.”