Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Rep. Cartwright Urges President Trump to Develop Comprehensive Infrastructure Plan

Oct 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rebuilding America Task Force, wrote to President Donald Trump calling on his administration to develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan.

Rep. Cartwright urged the president to immediately develop an infrastructure plan that includes job opportunities with fair wages, skill development programs, and comprehensive improvements for our schools, roads, and bridges.

“Infrastructure investment is one of the best ways to strengthen our economy and put Americans back to work,” said Rep. Cartwright. “My colleagues and I are calling on the president to renew his pledge to rebuild our nation. We need a comprehensive, bipartisan infrastructure plan that includes good-paying jobs for American workers.”

A serious infrastructure investment from the federal government could rebuild crumbling roads, update antiquated electric grids, and modernize archaic schools –improvements that are needed to move our country forward. Infrastructure is also viewed as a guaranteed job creator that would provide security for middle-class families and working men and women. One study from the Council of Economic Advisers found that for every $1 billion spent on infrastructure, 27,000 jobs are directly created.

“With the leadership of Rep. Cartwright, I’m confident in House Democrats’ ability to craft policy that will advance our nation’s infrastructure system and help create good-paying jobs across the country,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY).

One of five House Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces, the Rebuilding America Task Force is focusing on putting Americans back to work by modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, expanding job opportunities in key industries, launching a school construction boom, updating our power grid and water infrastructure, and taking a visionary approach to the projects needed to put our country at the forefront of innovation.

The Jobs for America Task Forces will work to create opportunities for growth, boost hardworking families, and give every worker the opportunity to achieve the American dream by developing legislation focused on investing in key industries. The effort was launched by House Democratic Caucus in September.