A look at Good and Bad Louisiana’s representation in Washington.
Nov 15, 2021 – United States Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana supported the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act bill that President Joe Biden signs the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package into law Monday afternoon.
Once signed, it will deliver $550 billion of new federal investments in America’s infrastructure over five years, including money for roads, bridges, mass transit, rail, airports, ports and waterways. The package includes a $65 billion investment in improving the nation’s broadband infrastructure and invests tens of billions of dollars in improving the electric grid and water systems.
Steve Scalise, Minority Whip of the House of Representative voted against the Infrastructure Investment in favor of Donald Trump’s wishes. Scalise, along with the current republican party majority opposed the bill so not to give a win to President Biden. Such antics sounds much like children playing when the Country and especially Louisiana is in desperate need of rebuilding our infrastructure.
None of Louisiana’s House Republicans voted for the infrastructure bill, all saying that little of it was about actual infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, R-Lafayette, said the bill was “socialist garbage.” Louisiana’s Senator John N. Kennedy also voted against the Infrastructure bill making false or misleading claims without citing a source of the cost and benefits to Louisiana,
‘Traitor’: GOP Rep Who Voted For Infrastructure Gets Death Threat Voicemail
For the 13 Republican representatives who supported the Infrastructure bill, all are now getting death threats from Trump supporters. Representative Fred Upton of Michigan said that among the thousand or so calls he received calling him a traitor was a death threat. “it’s a tough time and it’s so unsettling” to receive death threats over his support of President Biden’s bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.) recently told Buzzfeed News. “It’s amazing people want to kill me over paving roads and clean water,”. Threatening calls came to several of the other House Republicans who voted for the bill
Trump said in a statement: “Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the ‘Non-Infrastructure’ Bill’.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, didn’t really respond when specifically asked for a comment on the death threats.
H.R.3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: