February 12, 2018

Duckworth Statement on Trump Infrastructure Proposal


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – In response to President Trump’s infrastructure proposal, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) released the following statement:

“This infrastructure ‘plan’ falls far short of what Donald Trump promised when he was running for President. It fails to make the necessary investments to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, it would force states to enact new tolls and taxes on middle-class families and leaves rural America behind – all while simultaneously slashing hundreds of billions from existing infrastructure programs like the Highway Trust Fund and grants that our state relies on. Simply put, the President missed a major opportunity to propose a serious bipartisan plan. Illinois deserves better. America deserves better.”