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Infrastructure focus should be on ending wasteful spending, reining in regulations
Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity’s Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner issued the following statement today in response to the release of the president’s sweeping proposal to modernize our nation’s infrastructure.
AFP’s Chief Government Affairs Officer Brent Gardner released the following statement:
“As lawmakers consider ways to improve our nation’s infrastructure, they should focus on reducing costly and time-consuming bureaucratic hurdles, regulations and mandates, and ensuring that tax dollars are spent on roads and bridges, not crony projects.
“We are encouraged by the administration’s proposals for reducing costly regulatory red tape and providing more flexibility to the states. These could be groundbreaking.
“As with every proposal that spends billions of taxpayer dollars, the devil will be in the details. And as we saw just last week with the so-called bipartisan budget agreement, details can be expensive.
“During the coming months, AFP will continue to work with the administration and Congress to end costly programs and policies that drive up infrastructure costs, and to protect taxpayers from any new burdens, such as an increase in the federal gas tax.”
Smarter Infrastructure Spending, Protecting Taxpayers & Reducing Regulatory Gridlock Critical for Maintaining & Modernizing Infrastructure, February 9, 2017
Hiking the Gas Tax is a Bad Idea, January 24, 2017
For further information or to set up an interview, reach Gabrielle Braud at GBraud@afphq.org
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream – especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org