|00:00:00||USED TO WORK TOGETHER ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE AND HELP STRENGTHEN EVERY COMMUNITY AROUND THE COUNTRY.|
|00:00:12||REJECT THIS GIMMICK.|
|00:00:14||IF WE HAVE AN EXTRA $46 BILLION WE ARE GOING TO BORROW, INVESTING IT IN REBUILDING AND RENEWING AMERICA REALLY HELPING SMALL BUSINESS AND STRENGTHENING THE ENVIRONMENT IN EVERY COMMUNITY ACROSS AMERICA.|
|00:00:29||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA.|
|00:00:31||MR. CANTOR: THANK YOU, MR.|
|00:00:32||SPEAKER. I NOW YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM KANSAS, MS.|
|00:00:35||JENKINS. THE SPEAKER PRO|
Mr. BLUMENAUER. With this $46 billion, added to the bipartisan Senate bill that passed with 74 votes--half the Republicans--we could have a robust reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Act and create hundreds of thousands of family-wage jobs. Not by picking winners and losers, but by going back to the day when we used to work together on a bipartisan basis to fund infrastructure and to help strengthen every community around the country.
Reject this gimmick. If we have an extra $46 billion we're going to borrow, invest it in rebuilding and renewing America--really helping small business and strengthening the environment in every community across America.