Hoyer Statement on Democrats’ Invest in American Jobs Act

For Immediate Release:

December 1, 2011


Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after House Democrats unveiled the Invest in American Jobs Act:

“I commend Ranking Member Rahall and other Transportation Committee Democrats for unveiling a bill today that will promote job creation and help more families Make It In America by requiring that infrastructure projects use American-made products. In order to create jobs and remain competitive in the global economy, we need to revitalize our roads, runways and bridges. At a time when too many Americans remain out of work, there is no reason why the materials to build these projects should not come from right here at home, in a manner consistent with our international obligations.”

“I hope Republicans will include this common sense proposal in any surface transportation bills they put forward.”