House Republicans eye new approach to infrastructure spending

11/3/2011 | Hill, The

Republican lawmakers are planning to move ahead with a bill that links energy production to infrastructure spending, said Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. The bill, which aims to obtain revenue from an expansion of domestic energy production, is "the opposite of stimulus, by linking infrastructure to energy reform and permanently removing barriers to job growth instead of just spending money on short-term fixes," Boehner said. "This is a new devoted revenue stream," and "[a]s American-made energy production increases, so too does the revenue from infrastructure projects."

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