When I came to Congress in 1987, I pursued committee assignments where I could impact transportation policy because I was driven by my conviction in the Constitution to defend our nation and invest in our nation's infrastructure.
Inside Infrastructure 2022: Constructing the future
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Recent federal policies have placed our energy production out of step with domestic demand, and misguided efforts to date have failed to fill the supply gap.
Last year, Hurricane Ida brought the national conversation surrounding America's decaying infrastructure to Louisiana.
Collectively, the 415,000 square miles that make up Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota average less than 12 people per square mile.
"After 100 days of rescue and renewal, America is ready for takeoff, in my view." This is how President Biden described the state of the union in his first joint address to Congress just over a year ago.
"Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink."
What does the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act mean?
As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Agriculture Committee, I have a keen interest in the federal government's regulation of our Nation's waters.
As a long-time Florida resident, engineer, small-business owner, and legislator, I have witnessed how strong infrastructure helps our families, businesses, and communities thrive in a diverse, changing world.