A $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure was approved by the House of Representatives on Friday by a vote of 228–206; it would not have succeeded without the help of 13 Republicans, who overcame the objections of six progressive House members.
Since 2017, Bacon has been the 2nd Congressional District’s representative in Nebraska.
When it came to the measure, Bacon said he was in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t position and told Axios he voted for it because he thought it was the right thing to do.
He remarked, “You vote one way, it can harm in the primary.” “You’d damage me in the general if you voted the other way in my district,” the speaker said. While maintaining that his constituents supported the law in general, he said that he received “pressure” to vote against the bill from his Republican colleagues on the floor.
According to Bacon, “I assisted in the bill’s drafting.” It wouldn’t have been proper to flip. Would not have been appropriate. He insisted that he is still convinced he will win, even if he faces a primary challenge as a result of his vote.
Bacon made it plain that he continues to be adamantly opposed to the social expenditure measure in a different statement that was published on his website.
“Don’t be misled. This is not the socialist budget-busting bill proposed by Bernie Sanders, which would have required American taxpayers to fork up their hard-earned money, he stated. “I will be a resounding “NO” when the bill does come up for a vote on the floor.”
The whole county of Bucks and a portion of Montgomery County are included in Fitzpatrick’s 1st Congressional District in Pennsylvania.
Fitzpatrick said the bill’s passing is “a win for not only the people of Pennsylvania but for the whole country” in a statement explaining why he backed it.
“I have insisted on the passing of a strict infrastructure measure that is unrelated to any other party social expenditure package from the beginning. The partisan reconciliation plan, which I oppose, is quite different from this nonpartisan, physical infrastructure package, which passed the Senate in August with substantial Republican support, the senator said.
In a statement regarding his infrastructure vote on Friday, McKinley, who has served as the 1st Congressional District’s representative for West Virginia since 2011, wrote, in part, “Tonight, instead of playing politics, I put America and West Virginia first.”
After drawing a distinction between the infrastructure bill and the reconciliation bill, which he described as “reckless,” McKinley went on to suggest that he voted for such infrastructure in part because of the internet, saying, “We’ve all heard stories of children in West Virginia sitting in parking lots to do one‘s schoolwork because their homes are not connected to reliable broadband internet. I cast my vote tonight in support of those students and to inspire the next generation of West Virginians with the prospect of a better future.
Garbarino, a representative for New York’s 2nd Congressional District, previously held the position of assemblyman for New York State.
“After months of being held hostage by Progressive Democrats, the House was finally allowed to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package,” Garbarino said in a statement that was issued the night the infrastructure bill passed.
“Let there be no doubt: tonight’s vote was about clean water, roads, and bridges. It was about actual people and the concrete steps Congress might take to improve their lives by repairing and reviving the deteriorating infrastructure of our country, he said.
Garbarino was also one of 35 Republicans who voted in favor of the January 6 Commission alongside the Democrats. He will be running again in 2022.
In addition to supporting the infrastructure bill, Katko also supported the Jan. 6 commission’s establishment in May, the impeachment of President Trump in January, and the contempt vote against Steve Bannon in October.
Including our roads, bridges, ports, waterways, internet networks, electrical grid, clean water systems, and airports, this law would make a once-in-a-generation investment in our country’s physical infrastructure, according to Katko. He continued by calling the legislation “a success for Central New York” and urging Biden to sign it, but he also criticized the president’s plan for multi-trillion-dollar social spending.
Ocasio-Cortez was also chastised by Malliotakis for her vote against the legislation, saying, “I think she did her district a disservice,” according to the New York Post. More than any other city in the nation, New York City gains. Everything there is the hard infrastructure that we sorely need.
Reed, the fourth lawmaker from New York to approve the infrastructure measure, remained silent following his vote on Friday. He said in March that he will not run for reelection in 2022 due to a sexual harassment incident.
Gonzalez, who represents Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, not only voted in favor of the infrastructure measure but was also one of the 10 House Republicans that decided to remove former President Donald Trump from office following the riot on January 6.