Rep. Lauren Boebert called Biden’s infrastructure bill “waste” and “garbage.” Now she wants $ 33 million in infrastructure funding for a new bridge.

Rep.  Lauren Boebert backs a bridge project in Colorado.

Rep. Lauren Boebert backs a bridge project in Colorado.Alex Wong / Getty Images

  • Boebert sent a letter to Transport Secretary Buttigieg, who supported the South Bridge project in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

  • The project will provide access to evacuation routes as the city struggles with dangerous wildfires.

  • Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes told Insider he is happy to have Boebert’s backing despite her lack of support for the infrastructure bill.

Rep. Lauren Boebert asks for $ 33.1 million in federal funding for a transportation project after voting against Biden’s infrastructure law, calling the “waste” and “garbage”.

On Monday, Boebert sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, who strongly supports the South Bridge project in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

The city is requesting grant funding through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program for the South Bridge Project. This funding would allow the community to construct a new bridge connection to provide a critical second emergency route between State Highway 82 and the west side of the Roaring Fork River in the city’s south corridor.

In an email to The Durango Herald, Boebert said she is “in favor of investing in rural Colorado, but Biden’s so-called infrastructure bill was not the right way to do it.”

Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes told Insider the project has been going on for decades after several forest fires threatened the community and prompted officials to create safe evacuation routes.

“It has been very difficult to find funding for this project,” he said.

The community has already raised $ 25 million to walk toward the bridge.

Godes told Insider he is happy to have Boebert’s backing despite her lack of $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill support.

“Would I have loved to have had a complete bipartisan bill that was supported by everyone? Yes, absolutely,” he said. The mayor added that Boebert has been working closely with him and his partners on the project since he took office.

Boebert did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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