In his weekly newsletter, Fourth District Congressman Bruce Westerman talked about the infrastructure package currently moving through Congress.
|“The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure marked up its portion of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending package. The major takeaway- House Democrats have their priorities all wrong,” he said, then continued by saying;
“We have all experienced increased prices at the gas pump after President Biden closed the Keystone Pipeline and banned new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Since then, the Biden Administration has asked the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase oil production to help lower our costs. I offered an amendment that would force the U.S. to use our own resources before begging Russia and Iran for a bailout. Unfortunately, it was rejected.
To top it off, a luxury golf course and country club in Speaker Pelosi’s district will receive $200 million from this spending package. Hurricane Ida recovery efforts? $0. I will continue to work strategically with my colleagues against outlandish legislation like this. It is not right, and it is certainly not fair to hardworking taxpayers”.