“House Transportation Committee Chair Peter DeFazio is on the verge of getting rolled. And he’s not going quietly. After a 34-year congressional career devoted to transportation and environment issues, the Oregon Democrat could soon be forced to watch his life’s work shunted to the side if Senate negotiators secure a deal this week on a massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package — largely without House input,” Politico reports.
“In a fiery tirade to fellow Democrats during a closed-door meeting Tuesday, DeFazio called the bill ‘crap.’”
Said DeFazio: “I could give a damn about the White House. We’re an independent branch of government. They cut this deal. I didn’t sign off on it.”
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