Following a gathering at Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) teamed up with Ryan Alexander, the president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, to express their concerns over the “extra-dosed” bridge, with this piece outlining their arguments against the proposed river crossing to Roll Call.
Today, Congressional supporters Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) fired back with a op-ed piece of their own expressing the .
McCollum and Alexander likened the project to Alaska’s infamous “bridge to nowhere” writing that “this boondoggle bridge may soon become a national symbol of excess at taxpayer expense in the coming election cycle.”
Bachmann, Kind, Duffy and Baldwin argue that Klobuchar’s bill, , is “absolutely necessary,” to address transportation and safety concerns for the area, and does "not spend a cent of new federal money."
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