Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement about President Trump’s infrastructure plan:

“On the night President Trump was elected, I said I’d be willing to work with his administration if they’re willing to make a real effort to strengthen our economy, and getting a substantive bipartisan infrastructure investment is an essential part of that effort. While there are some aspects I like about the President’s infrastructure proposal, I am very concerned that his plan rests almost entirely on asking businesses, cash-strapped states and small towns across our nation to open up their wallets and pay for nearly 90 percent of his plan. Without a real federal investment, I am worried that hardworking families in rural communities across the heartland will get left behind again – this is why Democrats introduced our Better Deal to Rebuild America last week.

“On the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, we’ll be working hard to deliver a true bipartisan package to grow our economy, create jobs and get millions of Americans to work.”


This past October, Congresswoman Bustos visited the White House to meet with Transportation officials in the Trump administration. At this meeting, she presented them with a letter detailing her infrastructure priorities to grow the economy and create jobs across rural America.

On Thursday, House Democrats rolled out the Better Deal to Rebuild America. This is a $1 trillion proposal to invest in our roads, bridges, schools, airports and inland waterways while creating 16 million good-paying jobs.

Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where this infrastructure package will be negotiated.