National Infrastructure Bank is DOA In US House

Transport Chair Mica entered hearings last week with his mind set in opposition

There was an ostensible hearing on President Obama’s plan for a national infrastructure bank yesterday by the House Transportation Committee. We use the word "ostensible" because the chairman of the committee, Rep. John Mica (R-FL), had decided prior to the hearings that the plan was not acceptable. "A national infrastructure bank, as proposed . . . is dead on arrival in the House of Representatives. If you want a recipe to not get people to work, adopt this proposal."

(read PCA's blog on the infrastructure bank . . . )