House Republicans Get Called Out on Local T.V. for Voting Against Millions of Jobs & Infrastructure Investments

November 10, 2021
Red & Blue Communities Pile on Praise for President Biden & Democrats’ Historic Victory

From the Speaker's Press Office:

House Republicans vacation in Florida as their local papers shame them for voting against millions of American jobs and urgently needed local infrastructure projects.  Though it’s not just embarrassing headlines the GOP is hiding from.  Local T.V. stations are rallying behind Congressional Democrats and President Biden’s enormously popular jobs and infrastructure plan and burying their Republican representatives in criticism for opposing the job-creating investments in roads, bridges, affordable internet, and more – even calling out Republicans for “spreading misinformation” about the huge benefits for communities.  

It’s indefensible, entirely opposed to local interest, and local news stations in every corner of the country are holding their GOP representatives accountable. 

See below for a glimpse of the brutal T.V. coverage Republicans are going home to when they finish their beach getaway.

PA-13: John Joyce

“[The bill] works to improve major roadways, like Route 219 here at home.  Thirteen Republicans helped move the bill past the finish line, but U.S. Representative John Joyce, serving Cambria, Somerset, Blair and Bedford Counties, was not one of them.” WWCP, Johnstown-Altoona, PA



IA-02: Mariannette Miller-Meeks

“Here in Iowa, the bill would provide money for the over 400 miles of highways that the White House says are in poor condition, as well as repairs for the more than 4,500 bridges that need work done.  $85 million would go to modernizing public transit in the state and additional dollars for broadband, child care, drinking water and housing.  Our House Representative Marianette Miller-Meeks voted against the bill.” KYOU – Ottumwa, IA



KY-06: Andy Barr

“Thirteen House Republicans joined Democrats in passing President Biden’s trillion dollar infrastructure package, but all of Kentucky’s Republican House Members voted against it.”

“Kentucky will be set to receive more than $5 billion for infrastructure, including some broadband, public transportation and water projects.  The Bluegrass State will get about $4.6 billion for roads and bridges.  The President says some projects could begin within months.” WKYT – Lexington, KY

“Kentucky’s Republican House Members in Washington voted against the infrastructure bill that will send about $5 billion to the state.” WKYT – Lexington, KY



MT-AL: Matt Rosendale

“The $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill passed by Congress last Friday night has plenty of money for Montana roads, bridges, airports and high speed internet expansion, but only one of our three person Congressional Delegation supported it.”

“It includes almost $3 billion for Montana roads, another $225 million for bridge repair, and $1 billion to complete several rural drinking water and irrigation projects across the state.  It also has hundreds of millions of dollars to expand high-speed internet service in Montana, with a focus on unserved areas and help for people to afford that service.”

“But Montana’s Republican Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale voted against the bill.” KXGYN – Glendive, MT



TN-01: Diana Harshbarger

“Upon the President’s signature, millions of dollars for infrastructure needs and repairs will come to Tennessee.  According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the state will receive $1.35 billion in federal highway funds, $302 million for bridge repairs, $630 million to improve public transportation, $88 million for electric charging stations and $300 million for airport improvements.  All Tennessee Republicans voted against the bipartisan agreement.”

“The Infrastructure and Jobs Act will also deliver $100 million to expand broadband access to Tennesseans who currently lack it and $697 million to improve water infrastructure to ensure it is safe.” WJHL ABC Tri-Cities – Tri-Cities, TN



MS-03: Michael Guest

“Senator Roger Wicker and Congressman Bennie Thompson voted in favor of the Biden Administration’s infrastructure bill.  The rest of our delegation on Capitol Hill voted against it.

“Nonetheless the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has passed and that means more than $4.4 billion for infrastructure projects is headed for Mississippi.  Now, our partners at looked over the spending plan.  Over the next 5 years it’s going to provide $3.3 billion for road and bridge repairs and replacements, $429 million for improved water lines and pipes statewide, and $223 million for public transit services.

“There’s $100 million for high-speed internet expansion and millions of dollars more for airports, electric vehicle chargers, weatherization efforts and even cybersecurity.” WJTV – Jackson, MS



IN-08: Larry Bucshon

“In Indiana many people involved with construction say the legislation that Congress passed will make a significant impact on fixing roads and bridges and upgrading utilities.”

“This will definitely result in new jobs, increased traffic safety, reduce time waiting in congestion.”

“Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie voted against the bill.” WTVW – Evansville, IN



SD-AL: Rep. Dusty Johnson

“While nineteen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the Biden infrastructure bill, last Friday South Dakota's Dusty Johnson voted against it.  Under the bill, South Dakota is slated to get over $2 billion for roads, bridges, and broadband throughout the state.” KNBN – Rapid City, SD