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February 25, 2019

Former Reps Shuster, Crowley Head Bipartisanship Infrastructure Initiative

Former Congressmen Bill Shuster and Joe Crowley will lead a new initiative on infrastructure at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

Shuster, a Republican who headed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Crowley, who chaired the House Democratic Caucus, will work together to identify long-term funding solutions for a broad infrastructure package.

“The gas tax is increasingly untenable as a long-term funding source,” Shuster said. “”Even if the gas tax were raised by 20 cents per gallon, as some interest groups suggested, Washington would still face a long-term funding crisis. Congress can no longer avoid a comprehensive examination of the federal role in funding our nation’s transportation infrastructure and the best means to meet those obligations.”

Crowley urged members of both parties to work for a solution: “There is bipartisan agreement that infrastructure needs to be addressed, but no consensus on how to pay for those essential upgrades. Now is the time to come together and forge a new path forward to ensure our infrastructure can meet the needs of our economy.”


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February 25, 2019



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