Out of touch Oz opposes major bipartisan law that is bringing good-paying jobs & critical funding to Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA – Out of touch millionaire scam artist Mehmet Oz admitted in an interview with WGAL yesterday that he “would not have voted for” the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that 19 Republican Senators voted to pass last year.
The infrastructure law will bring jobs and critical improvements to Pennsylvania’s roads, bridges, airports, and high-speed internet. Pennsylvania badly needs this law, as its infrastructure was rated a C- by the Army Corps of Engineers. Oz would know this if he was actually from here.
But the good news is that elected leaders seem to have had a wake-up call that reminded them how work should get done in Washington. The fringe elements of both parties need to see this for what it is — a win for everyone and potentially a foundation upon which to rebuild a functioning two-party governance that works.
By finally admitting he’d have voted against The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, it’s clear that Oz is prioritizing these “fringe elements” of the GOP over what is actually best for Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson Jack Doyle issued the following statement:
“Mehmet Oz has once again shown how out of touch he is with Pennsylvania voters. In opposing one of the biggest bipartisan accomplishments in recent history, Oz has shown he is not only completely out of the mainstream, but he would oppose measures that make a real difference in the lives of Pennsylvanians. Voters cannot trust him in the Senate.”
The historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make life better for millions of Pennsylvania residents, create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth, and position the United States to win the 21st century.
Here are some of the benefits to Pennsylvania that Oz would have voted against:
- $11.3 billion to improve PA’s roads and highways and $1.6 billion to replace and repair PA’s bridges. Billions to repair and rebuild our roads and bridges.
- $2.8 billion to improve public transportation options across the state. Pennsylvanians who take public transit spend an extra 68.8% of their time commuting, and non-White households are 5 times more likely to commute via public transportation.
- $100 million to help expand reliable and affordable high-speed internet across the state, including providing broadband access to the at least 394,000 Pennsylvanians who currently lack it.
- Delivering clean drinking water to every Pennsylvanian and eliminating the nation’s lead service lines and pipes.
- $355 million to modernize and expand PA’s airports.
- $171 million to support the expansion of an EV charging network across PA.