LANGHORNE, PA - Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Monday regarding the White House’s release of its infrastructure plan:

“Investing in our roads, bridges, energy grid and IT infrastructure is an investment in our nation, our economy and our families. I look forward to working with Democrats, Republicans and the White House to advance a plan that brings each phase of infrastructure into the 21st century.

In addition, Congress should immediately act on my Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act [H.R. 4319] – bipartisan legislation which would ensure veterans play a critical role in rebuilding America’s infrastructure by leveling the playing field in federal contracting. Our veterans are one of the most highly skilled workforces in America’s history – the product of rigorous training, an ironclad commitment to teamwork and the remarkable ability to succeed where others might fail. In total, veteran-owned businesses make up nearly 10-percent of all businesses in the United States and account for more than $1 trillion in business receipts every year. Let’s put these heroes to work rebuilding our roads and bridges; this bill does just that.”