Hoeven Statement on Senate GOP Infrastructure Framework

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement on Senate Republican’s framework for improving the nation’s infrastructure. The framework supports producing a committee-driven, bipartisan infrastructure bill that would flow through regular order. Hoeven was at the White House on Monday to discuss infrastructure and outlined the importance of a targeted package on infrastructure that does not raise taxes.

“We’ve been working with the committee leaders, and also met with the President this week, to advocate for a targeted infrastructure plan that does not raise taxes. I believe this framework is the right approach for an infrastructure package as it does not raise taxes and is targeted on improving our roads, bridges, railways, airports, broadband and other traditional infrastructure. Additionally, it supports using regular order and going through the committee process to reach a bipartisan agreement. As negotiations continue, we’ll work to include energy infrastructure, including carbon capture and sequestration projects, in the package as well. I believe we can get a bipartisan bill and this framework is a good starting point.”