Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Congressman David Price (NC-04), Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) and North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) Chair Bobbie Richardson held a press call on the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, a key component of President Biden’s agenda. In North Carolina, the historic infrastructure package will:
- Create jobs.
- Repair our bridges and roads.
- Expand access to high-speed internet.
While the entire North Carolina Democratic congressional delegation voted to pass President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, every Republican U.S. House Member from North Carolina opposed the historic legislation. Republican candidates for U.S. Senate Ted Budd, Pat McCrory, and Mark Walker all oppose the infrastructure investments, too.
“In North Carolina’s First Congressional District, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will have an indisputably positive impact on our communities. Rural districts like mine are in need of broadband infrastructure that will serve every household that needs it. The infrastructure package includes $100 million to provide high-speed internet in the First District and across the state, creating jobs and putting us on a path to succeed for generations to come,” said Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01).
“The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Friday was reason for jubilation on the House floor and across the country. It’s a tribute to President Biden that he not only made infrastructure a priority since the moment he took office, but engaged in the hard negotiating and cajoling to get this done. While this bill was passed on a bipartisan basis, North Carolina Republicans chose to oppose the bill despite Senators Burr and Tillis’ support for it,” said Congressman David Price (NC-04).
“This legislation is a testament to what we can do when we act in a bipartisan way. I was heartened that thirteen Republicans joined House Democrats to pass this once-in-a-generation bill, and that both of our Senators did too. This is not a political bill. It’s common-sense and will finally improve our outdated, crumbling infrastructure. I am saddened, though, that none of the Republican members of North Carolina’s House delegation voted for it,” said Congresswoman Deborah Ross.
“I am so proud to be joined by Congressman G. K. Butterfield, Congressman David Price, and Congresswoman Deborah Ross. Thanks to their hard work and the service of our entire Democratic delegation, jobs and critical investments in North Carolina’s infrastructure are on the way. Meanwhile, not one North Carolina Republican in the U.S. House voted for the bill, and none of the GOP Senate candidates supported it either,” said NCDP Chair Bobbie Richardson.