August 01, 2021

Manchin: Americans Want Infrastructure And Jobs, Bipartisan Senators Delivered

To watch Senator Manchin deliver remarks on the Senate Floor click here

Bipartisan bill text can be found here

Washington, DC – This evening, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement and the completion of the bipartisan bill text. Bill text can be found here.

Senator Manchin said in part, “So many people have given up on the Senate. They have given up on Congress. They have given up on our ability to be able to do the big things. This is big. This is a big deal. I don't care who is looking at it any way they can. It's been said that nothing like this has been done in 30 years. It hasn't…The American people are speaking loudly and clear. The polls are overwhelming. Whether it's Democrat, Republican, Independent, they could care less. They want their infrastructure repaired…They want to be able to communicate and compete for the jobs in the 21st Century.”

The bipartisan Senators also released the following statement:

“Over the last four days we have worked day and night to finalize historic legislation that will invest in our nation’s hard infrastructure and create good-paying jobs for working Americans in communities across the country without raising taxes. This bipartisan bill and our shared commitment to see it across the finish line is further proof that the Senate can work when given the opportunity to do so. We look forward to moving this bill through the Senate and delivering for the American people.”

Senator Manchin was joined by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mitt Romney, (R-UT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).