MADISON, Wis. – Last month, the Biden-Harris administration announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will invest $14 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other appropriations to strengthen Wisconsin’s ports and waterway supply chains.
President Biden’s infrastructure law, which passed Congress without the vote of a single Wisconsin Republican, will fund key projects that will strengthen the U.S. supply chain, reduce costs for Wisconsin’s families and businesses, strengthen our defenses against the climate crisis, and bolster domestic manufacturing so that we can make more goods here at home.
While the Wisconsin GOP – including Reps. Bryan Steil (WI-01), Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Tom Tiffany (WI-07), and Mike Gallagher (WI-08) – have spent months using the supply chain as a political talking point, they stood in unified opposition to a clear solution. Their opposition to this historic investment in Wisconsin’s infrastructure is shocking yet unsurprising, as the Wisconsin GOP has made a habit of blocking progress in the name of partisan gain.
“If the Wisconsin GOP’s agenda is to complain about everything and fix nothing, then they’re doing a great job,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Rapid Response Director Julia Hamelburg. “President Biden and Democrats in Congress passed a historic infrastructure investment to enhance our state’s ports and waterways, all while cutting costs for working families. The Republican Party has no agenda – the fact that every GOP member of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted against legislation that will strengthen our country’s supply chain shows they only care about scoring political points.”