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    Tillis Op-Ed: Modernizing North Carolina's infrastructure from mountaintop to coastline

    The Washington Times

    By Senator Thom Tillis

    September 15, 2022


    North Carolina is a state blessed with boundless natural beauty, with mountain ranges in the west and beaches in the east. With this diverse landscape comes unique challenges to maintaining and improving our infrastructure. North Carolina currently has more than 3,000 miles of highway considered to be in "poor condition" and nearly 1,500 bridges considered in "poor condition."

    As North Carolina's senator, one of my top priorities has been ensuring our state has the resources needed to modernize our infrastructure system. Last year, I worked on the Senate's historic bipartisan infrastructure package, which resulted in a major win for the nation. I worked on a bipartisan basis to successfully negotiate and draft the bipartisan infrastructure bill because I recognized the importance of investing in and strengthening our infrastructure for future generations.

    Contrary to some misinformation being floated around, the infrastructure bill is exclusively focused on investing in real infrastructure like roads, bridges, water systems, and our electrical grid. The $550 billion was paid for without raising taxes, and it will help generate billions in economic growth for decades to come in a fiscally responsible way, including re-using unspent unemployment insurance and unspent COVID-19 recovery funding rather than simply adding to our nation's debt.

    The Tar Heel state alone will receive $10 billion for future transportation and infrastructure projects, as the legislation provides much-needed funding to repair and improve our highways, roads, bridges, and airports. It also provides a large investment to expand broadband access in rural communities.

    [...] The bipartisan infrastructure bill also takes a big step in addressing the challenges faced by North Carolina's coastal communities, which are all too familiar with historic flooding events that have destroyed thousands of homes over the last few years. Following the destruction on our coast caused by Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, I worked with our state delegation to secure billions of dollars in disaster relief funding so communities could recover as quickly as possible.

    Read the full op-ed here.
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( September 23rd, 2022 @ 12:00 pm )
Traitor Thom Tillis voted for Biden's big spending fake "infrastructure" bill that has helped fuel inflation. When the RINOs let Biden do that as an ordinary bill instead of their one shot at a "reconciliation" bill, they opened the door for the monster "Inflation Reduction Act" that actually increases inflation, while squeezing the middle class with 87,000 new IRS auditors and wasting billions on expensive and unreliable wind and solar energy. If Tillis and other RINOs like Mitch McConnell had not provided Biden the 60 votes for the fake "infrastructure" bill, they would have had to use their one "reconciliation" slot for that and it would not have been available for the horrible bill they used it for. Tillis is a despicable Biden Republican who needs to be bounced out of office at the next opportunity. He is a drag on the GOP ticket in North Carolina.

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