Hagerty Statement on Biden’s Misnamed “Infrastructure” Proposal

March 31, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after President Joe Biden unveiled the details of his misnamed “infrastructure” proposal:

“As the former Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, I fully understand the need to invest in projects that will provide a return and grow good-paying jobs, such as our airports, dams, roads, bridges, and broadband. However, I will not support a sweeping spending spree full of pet projects for Democrats that are not paid for and that advance the Green New Deal under the guise of infrastructure using the money of hardworking Tennessee taxpayers. These policies, including massive tax increases, would further threaten our energy independence, destroy jobs, and place our recovery from this pandemic-driven recession in serious jeopardy.”