Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Opposes Green New Deal Disguised as Highway Bill

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Jul 1, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after voting against the partisan Democrat surface transportation bill crafted without input from Republicans.

Congressman Byrne said: “Democrats and Republicans have traditionally worked together to craft highway bills, but Speaker Pelosi continues to allow even bipartisan priorities like road and bridge funding bills to become vehicles for her radical agenda.  As the Democrat Chairman noted, this bill is simply the radical Green New Deal disguised as a highway bill.  In fact, this bill would fund partisan priorities totally unrelated to transportation infrastructure, and I cannot support such reckless spending of taxpayer dollars.  The American people need a highway bill, and we will need both parties at the table working together to give them one.”

The Democrat Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and lead author of this bill responded to Republican criticism by acknowledging it seeks to implement “the principles of the Green New Deal.”