State Legislators Meet with Congressional Members to Discuss Infrastructure Needs for South Central Illinois

Photo (l-r): State Rep. Tim Butler (87th Dist.), Rep. Avery Bourne (95th Dist.), Rep. Chris Miller (110th Dist.), Cong. Lisa Blunt Rochester (Deleware), Cong. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Rep. Dan Caulkins (101st Dist.), Rep. Brad Halbrook (102nd Dist.) and Rep. Mike Murphy (99th Dist.).

Rep. Chris Miller (R-Oakland) and five of his colleagues in the Illinois House met Wednesday with Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Assistant U.S. House Whip Lisa Blunt Rochester (Delaware) to discuss the infrastructure plan being proposed by President Trump. The current estimate is a $2 trillion investment to upgrade highways, railroads, bridges, and broadband across the United States.

“I am encouraged by the pro-growth economic policies coming out of President Trump’s Administration,” commented Rep. Chris Miller, a member of the Economic Opportunity & Equity Committee. “I’d like to thank Congressman Davis and Congresswoman Blunt Rochester for meeting with us and appreciate the opportunity to advocate for my area for some of the funding that we anticipate could be as much as $400 billion for Illinois.”

Congressman Davis serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and he also serves on the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that has broad jurisdiction over health care, the environment, commerce and trade, energy policy, telecommunications, manufacturing, and consumer protection.