House Transportation Chair Representative Peter DeFazio Touts Benefits of Infrastructure Plan

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the transportation panel, is among the congressional Democrats touting the president’s comprehensive plan. He is expected to kick off debate on surface transportation policy in the coming weeks.

“We can rebuild it, give ourselves a 21st-century system resilient to climate change and severe weather events, sea level rise, and we can also deal with fossil fuel pollution, and help people with their daily lives in terms of their commutes and help American business be more competitive in the world,” DeFazio during a cable news broadcast.