For those of us who have blown out a tire on the way to the store, we know the poor condition of our bridges and roads. Across Michigan, vital infrastructure is deteriorating and this impedes our ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. From highways and harbors to rail and rural broadband, it is clear that both above- and below-ground infrastructure needs significant investment. President Biden and the socialist democrats have passed a far reaching “infrastructure” bill that implements the Green New Deal and invests in pet projects, not our roads. I voted against this proposal. I support targeted federal investments that enhance real infrastructure projects.
Soo Locks: When I was first elected, one of the most important infrastructure projects I kept hearing about was the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie. Critical supply chains that support billions of dollars in economic activity and millions of jobs in the agricultural, automotive, manufacturing, and mining sectors rely on the Locks.
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I was able to break through over 30 years of delays, and Congress officially committed to funding the new Soo Locks project for the first time in 2019. Ensuring the Soo Locks are safe, reliable, and efficient is vital to the economy and national security of the United States and I have helped make historic progress for our state.