Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Andrew Garbarino (R-NY)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY-02) voted in favor of the Senate Amendment to H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Rep. Garbarino issued a statement following his vote:
“After months of being held hostage by Progressive Democrats, the House was finally able to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Make no mistake, tonight’s vote was about roads, bridges, and clean water. It was about real people, and the tangible action Congress could take to better their lives by rebuilding and revitalizing our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
“The bipartisan infrastructure bill will not raise taxes or increase costs to American families. What it will do is allocate $24.9 billion for New York highways, bridges, and transit, provide $15 billion to replace lead service lines for New York drinking water, grant $470 million to New York’s MacArthur, Republic, LaGuardia, and JFK airports, and fund many other vital infrastructure projects that Long Island residents desperately need. This means local priorities such as fixing the Oakdale Merge, addressing sewer overflow and other wastewater issues, and upgrading the LIRR can finally come to fruition.
“There has been a great deal of partisan rhetoric being thrown around in recent weeks and months, but as a statement of fact this bipartisan infrastructure bill is completely separate from the Democrats’ radical tax and spend reconciliation package, which I adamantly oppose. Rhetoric aside, this bipartisan infrastructure legislation will deliver results directly to my district to improve our physical infrastructure which is why I was proud to cast my vote in favor of this crucial bill.”