“We all hate potholes. We all want every town in America to have clean water. We all want fast internet, and we all want reliable access to cleaner, American-produced power.
There’s no need to politicize the issue.” –Heather Reams, CRES executive director
WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Executive Director Heather Reams today reacted to President Biden’s rollout of The American Jobs Plan:
“There’s plenty to like in this infrastructure proposal, but unfortunately the glue that holds it together won’t stick for a majority of Americans.
“America’s infrastructure makes up the fabric of modern life. We all hate potholes. We all want every town in America to have clean water. We all want fast internet, and we all want reliable access to cleaner, American-produced power. There’s no need to politicize this issue.
“We all deserve a stake in making our energy, water, telecommunications, and transportation infrastructure resilient for today and ready for the future. To achieve that, we need cooperative, bipartisan momentum that welcomes all Americans to the table. During this recovery our focus should be on reinvigorating our economy, reducing unnecessary burdens on our businesses and our workers, creating opportunities for more, good-paying American jobs, and prioritizing long delayed infrastructure projects through serious investments and streamlining the time it takes to get shovels in the ground.
“Republicans proved we are willing to work on these critically important issues in a bipartisan way. This past December The Energy Act of 2020 became a roadmap for how to pass significant legislation with broad support from the majority of the country. We accomplished this by following the right process – hearings were held, concerns were aired, bipartisanship achieved. Republicans and Democrats can build on that progress, and we must.”
“I’m optimistic Republicans in Congress can ignore the bait and the overly politicized non-starters, and work across the aisle to forge a stronger, bipartisan package that supports American innovation, and benefits all Americans.”