Maloney: Trump Infrastructure Plan is All Hype, No Substance

Feb 12, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY ­-- In response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement:

“Like everything Donald Trump does, this plan is nothing but hype. After more than a year of big promises to rebuild our nation’s roads, bridges, and subways, this plan doesn’t add a single new federal dollar for infrastructure and would actually end up cutting the funding New York City needs to repair our subway system, extend the Second Avenue Subway, and fix Penn Station.

“After a century of talking about it, the first phase of the Second Avenue Subway opened over a year ago, thanks to a $1.3 billion federal investment I secured. It’s been a resounding success but under the Trump plan, New Yorkers will likely have to wait another hundred years before it is fully built. I’m not willing to wait.

“Our country needs significant federal investment to rebuild and modernize our infrastructure right now; to upgrade our roads, bridges, tunnels, transit, and rail systems. That is why I strongly support the Democratic plan to invest $1 trillion in new federal funding for that will create more than 16 million jobs and allow us to compete in the 21st century.”