Nebraska’s Senator Ben Nelson released this statement after opposing the $58 billion Rebuild America Jobs Act.
“While I agree infrastructure is a priority, the most important step Congress can take to create jobs is to get Washington’s fiscal house in order. Given that, the Rebuild America bill goes in the wrong direction because it raises taxes for billions of dollars in new spending,” said Senator Nelson.
“Congress should focus on completing a long-delayed Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization and reauthorize a major surface transportation bill that expired in 2009 and has been continued Band-aid fashion with short-term extensions. That would create certainty for business and jobs for Americans soon,” said Nelson.