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Video: Rep. Capito: Roads, Energy Create Jobs

July 17, 2014



WASHINGTON, July 17 -- Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. (2nd CD), issued the following news release:

In a speech on the House floor this morning, U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) urged Congress to invest in our nation's transportation and energy futures.

"Roads create jobs. Investing in our roads, investing in our bridges create not only construction jobs but also grow the economy by ensuring reliable interstate commerce and travel. ... A robust mining industry is not only good for miners and their families but good for the businesses who depend on these workers to buy goods and services and good for the communities who depend on those tax dollars," Rep. Capito said.

Please click here to watch Rep. Capito's remarks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFls3yTAKls&feature=youtu.be

The full transcript is below.

"Thank you, Mr. Speaker. The people of West Virginia want to invest in the future of our state and our nation. We want safe roads, and we want the opportunities to work.

"This week, we took steps in the House to invest in our infrastructure and our domestic energy production, actions that will help create and sustain American jobs.

"On Tuesday, we passed a bill in the House to invest in and rehabilitate our nation's infrastructure. Roads create jobs. Investing in our roads, investing in our bridges create not only construction jobs but also grow the economy by ensuring reliable interstate commerce and travel.

"I've seen firsthand the difference that good infrastructure can make, whether it's in Berkeley County or U.S. Route 35 in Putnam and Mason county, have helped to grow that local county.

"Yesterday, my bill, the Coal Jobs Protection Act, passed in the House Transportation Committee with bipartisan support. A robust mining industry is not only good for miners and their families but good for the businesses who depend on these workers to buy goods and services and good for the communities who depend on those tax dollars.

"Investing in our roads and energy production will create more prosperous times for my state, West Virginia, and for our nation. With that I yield back."

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