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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Emmer Highlights Benefits to Minnesota in President’s Infrastructure Plan

February 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of the President’s infrastructure plan, today Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) outlined specific positive provisions for Minnesota. The plan devotes new funding for Minnesota’s roads and bridges by providing $200 billion to incentivize $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments across the nation. In addition, the plan prioritizes investments in rural America, returns decision-making to state and local governments, removes burdensome regulations, and invests in a modern workforce.

“This plan contains important priorities for Minnesota, first and foremost our crumbling roads and bridges,” stated Congressman Emmer. “It also addresses our state’s rural areas, need for broadband access, and ensures those closest to our infrastructure - local decision makers - have the tools and resources to address our community’s most pressing improvements.”

“As Congress works with this administration to rebuild America, I look forward to making certain that Minnesota’s transportation and infrastructure needs are met,” concluded Emmer.

Additional information on the President’s infrastructure plan:

  • Provides $50 billion towards a Rural Infrastructure Program to provide improvements in areas with less than 50,000 people in their population.
  • Establishes a “Transformative Projects Program,” designed to support and enable new, innovative ideas that could produce dramatic public benefits.
  • Creates regulatory certainty through a “One Agency, One Decision” review policy.
  • Includes proposals to streamline regulatory permitting and review process.

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