House Republicans Vote Against Millions of American Jobs & Funds for Their Districts

November 6, 2021
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From the Speaker's Press Office:

A total of 200 House Republicans just voted against millions of American jobs and funds for urgently needed infrastructure in their districts. 

House Republicans voted against economic growth, good-paying union jobs and fixing the broken infrastructure that weakens our economy, hurts families, and causes added costs and delays for American businesses.

In their sad, failed attempt to undermine President Biden, House Republicans voted to sandbag American workers and families.  House Republicans voted:

  • For dangerous bridges and costly potholes, opposing the single largest dedicated bridge investment since the construction of the interstate highway system itself;
  • For supply chain bottlenecks and slow, expensive transportation, opposing an almost $70 billion investment in rail service and almost $20 billion for port infrastructure that will bring world-class transportation to growing American businesses;
  • To deprive communities of reliable high-speed internet, opposing broadband expansion across rural America;
  • For keeping lead-tainted pipes and our waterways filled with waste, opposing the largest investment in clean drinking water and waste water infrastructure in American history, replacing lead pipes and delivering clean water to millions of families.

While Democrats voted for jobs and the infrastructure American businesses need to compete and succeed, House Republicans lined up to vote against the landmark legislation praised by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help connect 14 million Americans to broadband, provide clean drinking water for 10 million families, upgrade our energy grid, and create millions of jobs. It is the single largest investment in bridges since construction of the Interstate Highway System and the single largest investment made to address climate change in U.S. history.”

As Friday's jobs report revealed, President Biden and House Democrats have created 5.5 million jobs since January.  House Republicans have voted to block every single one of them.