Rep. Katko Reintroduces Problem Solvers Caucus Bipartisan Infrastructure Report

June 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today released a bipartisan proposal, endorsed by the Problem Solvers Caucus, outlining policies to modernize American infrastructure. Rep. Katko serves as the chair of the Infrastructure Working Group within the Problem Solvers Caucus. 

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group in Congress comprising of 48 members – equally divided between Democrats and Republicans – who are committed to forging bipartisan cooperation on key issues.  It is led by Co-Chairs Tom Reed (NY-23) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05).  The Caucus launched the Infrastructure Working Group to find consensus on a bipartisan set of policies to serve as the bedrock for a plan that addresses the dire need to rebuild and responsibly invest in infrastructure across the United States.

This comprehensive infrastructure proposal was crafted utilizing the input of numerous stakeholder groups from across the country, the Administration, and Congressional leaders. The goal was to create a bipartisan plan that could move through Congress in order to meet the growing needs of the nation's highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy systems and the power grid, and broadband and communications networks.

“A lack of investment in our infrastructure has led to aging highways, bridges, railways, and ports in Central New York and throughout America. An upgrade to our nation’s infrastructure is long overdue and is necessary to sustain our recent economic growth and ensure safe travel for all Americans," said Rep. Katko. "It is vital that Congress begins to craft a meaningful infrastructure package. I am proud to once again play a lead role in crafting the Problem Solvers Caucus’s plan to address challenges facing our critical infrastructure. This bipartisan proposal highlights areas where Republicans and Democrats agree on improvements to infrastructure across America. I am optimistic these policy ideas will drive the conversation on this important issue and yield impactful results for all Americans.”

The full proposal can be viewed here.