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La. Rep. Garret Graves weighs in on infrastructure talks

Committee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La.) gives his opening statement during a hearing by the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on Capitol Hill on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 1:31 PM PT – Thursday, July 1, 2021

Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves (R) recently gave his perspective on what is holding back legislation on infrastructure. On the House floor on Wednesday, Graves pointed out all the bipartisan work that has already been done to improve the fabric of the country.

He reiterated what many Republicans have been saying about the bill, which is that it’s not about infrastructure. He added the process needed to be fixed for delivering these projects due to it being severely flawed.

This bill is not infrastructure. It’s not solving road and traffic problems plaguing this country.

Why are we building projects that have been around for decades? Because the process is flawed.

We need real traffic solutions and real investments in infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/OsCk7uSo06

— Rep. Garret Graves (@RepGarretGraves) June 30, 2021

“By simply putting good money on top of bad, all it will do is increase the number of bad outcomes we already have,” argued Graves.

Graves, who served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is one of several lawmakers who support the alternative Starter Act. He argued it would result in more roads and bridges being built because it addresses reforming the project delivery process.

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