WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released the following statement:
“I voted today to move forward on consideration of a bipartisan infrastructure bill, but more must be done to guarantee my support for the legislation currently being drafted. The bill we pass now will have consequences for our nation for years to come—I cannot endorse this proposal until I review the full legislative text and ensure that it is driven by policy expertise and designed to meet the needs of the American people.
“On EPW, we’ve shown our ability to deliver bipartisan results on infrastructure: our water infrastructure bill passed the full Senate by a vote of 89-2 and our surface transportation reauthorization bill achieved unanimous committee support. The White House and my Senate colleagues relied on these bills as the foundation for the bipartisan framework underway. I will not vote for infrastructure legislation if it fails to advance and fully fund these two vital priorities for investing in our nation’s future.”