Congressman Tim Ryan Joins Ohio Members in letter to Trump on infrastructure

Jun 7, 2017 Issues: Infrastructure

Washington, DC – Today, on the day President Donald Trump visits Ohio, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) joined Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) in a letter to President Trump to urge this Administration to put the American people first, and act on big, broad policies that invest in America’s infrastructure and economy.

Key excerpts from the letter:

“For too long, our nation’s infrastructure needs have been neglected. We welcome your push to correct this situation. However, we believe a wide view in interpreting what entails infrastructure will yield the best results to restore America’s greatness.  Investments in foundational assets, such as drinking water systems, the national electric grid, or efficiency in individual homes, along with roads, our seaports and waterways, bridges, and rail investments, will pay dividends for generations to come.

The letter concludes by stating: “Perhaps no opportunity better presents a chance to revitalize the domestic steel industry than an expansive infrastructure initiative. We must view an infrastructure bill as investments to ensure the free flow of people and commerce, but also as an opportunity to invest in our foundational economic sectors. We look forward to working with you to address all of these critical needs and to ensure that our infrastructure investments in this country are as worthy as its people.”

The Members state in the letter that investments should be made in traditional avenues such as roads, bridges and waterways, as well as but also our National Parks, the electric grid, local water systems, and as well as weatherization and energy efficiency for middle-class Americans’ homes. 

Read the full letter here