Johnson and Parker sign letter supporting infrastructure bill – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker were among several North Texas mayors who have shown support for a bipartisan infrastructure package. in a letter sent to the leaders of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, Denton Mayor Gerard Hudspeth, DeSoto Mayor Rachel Proctor and Plano Mayor John Muns also signed the letter from the United States Conference of Mayors, which urges immediate action on the bipartite infrastructure framework.

“This framework would be the largest long-term investment in our country’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century – $ 1.2 trillion over eight years – to help make our economy more sustainable, resilient and fair. “, indicates the letter.

The bipartite infrastructure framework mentioned in the letter would cost around $ 1.2 trillion over eight years. The potential price for Biden’s entire infrastructure hit more than $ 3.5 trillion after his meeting with senators on Monday.

According to a White House fact sheet, the American Society of Civil Engineers awarded Texas a C- on its infrastructure newsletter.

In the letter, the country’s coalition of mayors asked for two points as details of the package are developed:

  • No funding previously signed into law is reallocated or redirected to help pay for new infrastructure investments
  • Empower local decision makers and commit to greater localism by investing in existing systems such as block grants for energy efficiency and conservation, block grants for community development and block grants for transportation of surface

Other Texas mayors who signed the letter include Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.


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