WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a virtual press conference Thursday, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill is “critical” to West Virginia but expressed concern as it was being considered for passage by the House.
That’s because the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, called the Build Back Better Act, is a “reckless … wish list” being tied to the infrastructure bill by the more progressive wing of the Democratic Party and could jeopardize its passage, she said.
Capito said she is hopeful they will “come to the table to reach some kind of a compromise.”
“I honestly think the bipartisan infrastructure bill would be an enormous win not just for the country … but to every single person in our state who uses a road and crosses a bridge, who needs the internet …” she said. “I think it is a choice between facing a dilapidated physical infrastructure system and grabbing the chance to modernize it.”
Capito said the bill is a way for all legislators to work together for the good of everybody…