Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. Cole opposed the legislation.
"While Congress normally comes together every several years to reauthorize vital highway construction and infrastructure programs, House Democrats didn't even attempt to make it a bipartisan effort this time. Every step of the way, H.R. 2 became more partisan, not less. In fact, before H.R. 2 reached the floor of the House, Speaker Pelosi thought it appropriate to tack on what amounts to an expensive Democratic wish list. Sadly, the $1.5 trillion piece of legislation is more focused on propping up radical ideas found in the Green New Deal and advancing unrelated, partisan priorities than actually providing solutions to improve and strengthen our nation's infrastructure."