Problem Solvers Caucus Unites for Infrastructure

Feb 2, 2018

The start of the 115th Congress saw the creation of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of roughly 40 members, chaired by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ). As the chairs explained, the goal of the caucus is to “… create a bipartisan group committed to getting to “yes” on important issues.” Policy priorities for the caucus include budget reform, immigration, health care, and now infrastructure. 

The Caucus recently released a report on “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure.” Broken down into specific infrastructure industries, the report examines the current state of American infrastructure and provides bipartisan suggestions on how to improve it moving forward. The report concludes a two month information- gathering period in which the Caucus held a slew of meetings to determine the most effective ways to improve America’s infrastructure.

The report argues that “America is no longer keeping pace and continues to fall behind other countries” in maintaining and upgrading national critical infrastructure assets.  Along with sector-specific recommendations, the report calls for both a public-private partnerships, as well as greater involvement from federal infrastructure agencies. Caucus Co-Chair Tom Reed (R-NY) explained, “It’s always better for the country when we act together. The bipartisan policy solutions we’ve delivered provide Congress the building blocks necessary to craft a comprehensive infrastructure plan that both parties can agree to.”

The report includes specific recommendations for surface transportation, ports and inland waterways, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and aviation. Access the full report at: https://faso.house.gov/uploadedfiles/psc_infrastructure_report.pdf

group committed to getting to “yes” on important issues.” Policy priorities for the caucus include budget reform, immigration, health care, and now infrastructure. 

The Caucus recently released a report on “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure.” Broken down into specific infrastructure industries, the report examines the current state of American infrastructure and provides bipartisan suggestions on how to improve it moving forward. The report concludes a two month information- gathering period in which the Caucus held a slew of meetings to determine the most effective ways to improve America’s infrastructure.

The report argues that “America is no longer keeping pace and continues to fall behind other countries” in maintaining and upgrading national critical infrastructure assets.  Along with sector-specific recommendations, the report calls for both a public-private partnerships, as well as greater involvement from federal infrastructure agencies. Caucus Co-Chair Tom Reed (R-NY) explained, “It’s always better for the country when we act together. The bipartisan policy solutions we’ve delivered provide Congress the building blocks necessary to craft a comprehensive infrastructure plan that both parties can agree to.”

The report includes specific recommendations for surface transportation, ports and inland waterways, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and aviation. Access the full report at: https://faso.house.gov/uploadedfiles/psc_infrastructure_report.pdf