Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-07) today issued the following statement in support of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act:
"Today, I am proud to support the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act which will help create new jobs, expand domestic energy production and improve our nation's infrastructure. We know our roads, bridges and highways are in need of repair and there are certain areas of the country that need additional roads. While the President continues to push for more failed stimulus spending to solve the problem, I remain focused on creating a better environment for economic growth. This measure will streamline the process for transportation projects by removing unnecessary red tape, provide states and local governments with more flexibility on how to spend federal dollars, and help leverage private capital to build better infrastructure and get more people back to work. Additionally, it will help reduce our reliance on imported oil while creating high quality jobs in the domestic energy sector. I want to thank Speaker John Boehner, Chairman John Mica and Chairman Doc Hastings for their work on this effort and look forward to introducing this jobs bill in the coming weeks."