April 23, 2021

VIDEO: Governors, Senators, Members of Problem Solvers Caucus Convene in Annapolis For Bipartisan Infrastructure Summit

ANNAPOLIS – A group of more than 25 governors, U.S. senators, including U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and leaders of the U.S. House Problem Solvers Caucus convened in Annapolis for a bipartisan meeting hosted by Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) to discuss ideas, initiatives, and proposals for a federal infrastructure and public investment package.

“It should be bipartisan – what we do about infrastructure. There was a lot of agreement over the past two days especially in regards to common principles,” said Dr. Cassidy. “We’re ready to begin working on a bipartisan infrastructure package.”

“Although we come from different parties and different levels of government, all of us are united in our commitment to bipartisan action to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure,” said Governor Hogan. “I want to thank each and every one of these leaders for their willingness to come together in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation and explore ways that we can find common ground on this issue which is so fundamental to our economy, to our environment, and to our way of life.”

Republicans and Democrats at all levels of government agree that infrastructure should be a top national priority. Participants had a productive and substantive discussion of a range of proposals. Participants heard from experts and held discussions regarding the scope and size of any bipartisan infrastructure package, and potential funding and financing alternatives.

At the conclusion of the summit, participants encouraged federal infrastructure and public investment package discussions to be guided by the following principles:

  • Developed and passed with the support of both Republicans and Democrats.
  • Inclusive of physical and digital infrastructure. 
  • Inclusive of investments in existing physical assets that make our communities more livable, and enable us to more safely and efficiently move people, water, energy and goods across America.
  • Inclusive of investments in new physical assets, broadband, and energy technologies to position America to create good jobs and out-innovate our competitors around the globe in the 21st century. 

Summit participants included:

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA)
Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA)
Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-LA)

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)
Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), co-chair, Problem Solvers Caucus
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), co-chair, Problem Solvers Caucus 

Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA)
Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME)
Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR)
Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA)
Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV)
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC)
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)
Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY)
Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX)
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
Rep. David Valadao (R-CA)