Rep. Boebert Introduces Real Infrastructure Bill
Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) introduced the America’s Infrastructure Modernization (AIM) Act to fully fund real infrastructure without increasing federal spending or taxes.
Rep. Lauren Boebert stated: “President Biden calls everything under the sun infrastructure, but only 6% of his $2.3 trillion so-called infrastructure plan goes to roads and bridges. The rest goes to climate change, increasing government bureaucracy, and unrelated liberal wish-list items. I introduced the AIM Act to offer a targeted, efficient infrastructure plan that works for America. The AIM Act would reallocate $650 billion of the remaining $2.2 trillion of unspent COVID funds to fund roads, bridges, airports, ports, and other real infrastructure projects. There is no reason to increase taxes and waste trillions of dollars on a leftist slush fund when we have the ability to deliver real infrastructure results for the American people without raising their taxes.”
On March 31st, President Biden proposed a $2.3 trillion dollar plan marketed as an overhaul of America’s infrastructure. Sadly, as the details emerged, it was clear this plan, much like the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, was a trojan horse for Democrat spending, even including $50 billion for a new office for the U.S. Department of Commerce and $10 billion for a proposed “Civilian Climate Corps.”
The AIM Act is a fiscally responsible alternative to the Biden administration’s tax hike disguised as an infrastructure plan. The bill addresses America’s infrastructure needs while limiting the wasteful spending of unrelated so-called “social infrastructure” items. The AIM Act repurposes $650 billion in unobligated funds from the six enacted COVID relief bills and puts the money towards real infrastructure.
- Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
- Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
- American Rescue Plan
The AIM Act would provide states with infrastructure grants in the same manner and proportion as the surface transportation block grant program. Eligible projects include:
- Surface transportation
- Port development projects
- National highway performance program
- Airport improvement projects.
Members of Congress that joined Congressman Boebert in introducing the AIM Act include:
Representatives Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Paul Gosar (AZ-04) and Scott Perry (PA-10).
The text of the bill can be viewed HERE.