GOP lawmaker: We're past point of doing separate infrastructure bill

GOP lawmaker: We're past point of doing separate infrastructure bill
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Rep. Rodney DavisRodney Lee DavisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate path uncertain after House approves Jan. 6 panel Capitol Police Board signals resistance to reform McCarthy says that he will not support bipartisan deal for Jan. 6 commission MORE (R-Ill.) said on Thursday that separate legislation addressing infrastructure in the House will likely not be passed in the near future, citing a lack of leadership on the issue.

“We’re already past the point of doing a separate infrastructure bill,” Davis, who is the ranking member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highway and Transit, told The Hill Editor-in-Chief Bob CusackRobert (Bob) CusackThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tensions rise as U.S. waits for Derek Chauvin verdict Key Democrat says traveler fees should fund infrastructure projects Trump legal switch hints at larger problems MORE.

The remarks were made at The Hill’s Future of Mobility Summit, which was sponsored by Qualcomm, Uber, the Edison Electric Institute, and the National Parking Association.


“If folks were serious about that at the leadership levels, and the White House levels, that would have had to be done by August,” he continued.

President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE faced major opposition by members of his own party earlier this year when he expressed support for a $2 trillion deal on the matter with Democrats.

Republicans called the deal too ambitious and said they are against any deal that adds to the deficit.

Davis did express optimism about the surface transportation reauthorization measure, which would aid highways, but warned that impeachment could suck the air out of any movement on the issue.

“So as we move into the surface transportation debate, I hope it doesn’t get sidetracked, but history shows us that impeachment will suck the energy and the air out of everything out here in Washington,” he said. “I hope we can sit down and really begin the process of putting the details together of a surface transportation reauthorization.”

Washington was taken by storm this week after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrat says he won't introduce resolution to censure Greene after her apology Democrats weigh next steps on Jan. 6 probe 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6 MORE (D-Calif.) launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump amid a whistleblower complaint alleging Trump applied political pressure to Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMellman: Trump voters cling to 2020 tale FDA authorizes another batch of J&J vaccine Cotton warns of China collecting athletes' DNA at 2022 Olympics MORE and his son Hunter Biden.