May 13, 2009
Representative Denny Rehberg Rides the Hypocrisy Train Again
In the past, Representative Denny Rehberg said he supported "spending toward infrastructure projects that put people to work." But now, he's railing against the economic recovery bill that included funding for rebuilding Going-to-the-Sun Road and constructing the Rocky Boy's Northcentral Montana and Fort Peck/Dry Prairie water infrastructure.
"Congressman Rehberg's hypocrisy is just too much to take. First he said he'd support job-creating infrastructure projects and now he's complaining about the economic recovery bill that includes funding for infrastructure projects all across Montana," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
- Representative Rehberg opposed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, twice, which funds shovel-ready projects that upgrade aging roads, bridges, mass transit systems, water, sewer, and other infrastructure projects.
- In explaining the reason for voting no on the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Representative Denny Rehberg said: "I also advocated targeting more spending toward infrastructure projects that put folks to work...."
- Despite Rehberg's opposition, the legislation contains numerous benefits for Montana, including:
- A tax cut for 356,000 Montanans
- $60 million for the construction of two Hi-line water projects in Northcentral and Northeastern Montana to provide drinking water to communities currently under a boil order
- $27.6 million to rebuild a section of Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road