Cicilline Speech on $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this afternoon to advocate for passage of the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion investment in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript of his speech, as delivered, is embedded at the end of this email.

David N. Cicilline
Moving Forward Act
June 30, 2020

Mr. Speaker, our infrastructure is stuck in the 1950s and it doesn’t have to be.

It is time, in fact it is past time, for Congress to bring our bridges, roads, and schools into the 21st century.

The American people gave Democrats control of the U.S. House last year because we promised to work For The People. Higher wages, lower costs, and rooting out corruption in Washington.

The Moving Forward Act delivers on that promise. It creates millions of good-paying jobs at a time when they are needed most.

More than 40 million unemployment claims have been filed since the start of this pandemic. But the President is more interested in Tweeting than in helping people who are out of work.

As a candidate, President Trump promised to rebuild our infrastructure. It turned out to be yet another empty promise on his road to power.

Now, Democrats are providing $1.5 trillion to build modern, sustainable infrastructure.

This is a bill that invests in the well-being of our cities and towns.

I urge the House to adopt the en bloc package which includes my amendment to establish the Interagency Innovative Materials Standards Task Force and to pass the underlying bill without delay, and I yield back.

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