Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s infrastructure plan:

“As anybody who has travelled through an American airport, driven along our highways, seen the strain on our water or rail systems, or experienced any part of our outdated infrastructure knows, we must invest in America and modernize the way we move people, goods, services, and ideas. The President’s bold plan would improve American safety, make our economy more efficient, and restore and create pieces of civic engineering that our country can be proud of. Notably, the plan would invest significantly in our rural communities, improving their access to broadband internet, their water and wastewater systems, their railroads and roadways, and more. Our rural communities have been left behind far too long, and President Trump is absolutely right to refocus on their ability to get ahead. This plan recognizes what everyone in America knows firsthand: America’s infrastructure is in disrepair, and its long past time we start building again.”