Hickenlooper: ‘It’s not just creating the jobs that go with that infrastructure, it’s showing the rest of the world that the American democracy can still function’
In case you missed it, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper discussed the bipartisan infrastructure package on MSNBC with Ayman Mohyeldin. Hickenlooper is part of a bipartisan group of 20 senators that negotiated the bill, which makes a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure.
Last night 67 senators voted to begin floor debate on the bill. It’s expected to receive a final vote in the coming days.
Watch the full interview HERE or below:
“[We’ve got to] make sure we get infrastructure for this country when it really needs it. It’s not just creating the jobs that go with that infrastructure, it’s showing the rest of the world that the American democracy can still function and still find places to compromise, come together.
“Despite the partisan divides between Democrats and Republicans. We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get something done. And that’s what you saw here was a great deal of persistence and hard work on the part of a number of people.”
“People have worked so hard, working through all the obstacles and all the distractions of the past few weeks. And now we’re so close to the finish line. I feel a little bit like we’re at the Olympics — it doesn’t matter if you get to that finish line, you’ve got to cross it before everyone else. And that’s what we have to do here, we have to finish strong.”
Hickenlooper on next steps:
“We also need to put some serious investment into what is being discussed in the reconciliation bill, like the caring economy and making sure that women can come back into the workforce without having to worry about how to take care of their elderly parent or their disabled child.”