Fox59: “We wanted to ask Sen. Young about his vote against the [infrastructure] bill, but a spokesperson said Young was unavailable for an interview.”
Rep. Greg Pence: “In one way, shape or form, whether it’s the diversion or conversion some of the unspent COVID money, we are going to get broadband expanded in this country”
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today criticized U.S. Senator Todd Young and U.S. Congressman Greg Pence for their hypocritical partisanship on the issue of broadband internet. Young and Pence said they were “committed” to broadband investment last Friday, but both voted “NO” on the American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan — which have already provided at least $250 million in funding for Indiana. In fact, Pence touted the Rescue Plan’s broadband funding for Indiana knowing he voted against the bill last spring. Todd Young and Greg Pence continued the Indiana Republican Party’s long-standing pattern of taking the Rescue Plan’s dough while also saying “NO”.
U.S. Senator Todd Young won’t even address the media. He flip-flopped on his commitment to expand broadband for Hoosiers and is now dodging the media to avoid being called out for his partisan vote.
In contrast, Indiana Democrats have delivered for Hoosier families since the start of the Biden-Harris Administration. U.S. Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan both voted “YES” on the American Rescue Plan and Indiana’s $250 million investment on broadband internet expansion. Carson and Mrvan also plan to vote “YES” on the American Jobs Plan, which will take the Rescue Plan’s investment on broadband to the #NextLevel. This kind of record will solve today’s problems for Hoosier families, and it’s Democrats who got it done.
Fox59: “Part of Friday’s discussion focused on the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by the Senate this week. According to the White House, it would bring $100 million in funding for broadband to Indiana.” […]
“Sen. Young voted against the bill after initially expressing his support.” […]
“Congressman Pence said he plans to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure bill due to House Democrats’ push for a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill linked to the plan.”
“Pence and Young said they remain committed to bringing broadband funding to Indiana.
“In one way, shape or form, whether it’s the diversion or conversion some of the unspent COVID money, we are going to get broadband expanded in this country,” Rep. Pence said.
“I’m going to continue to advocate on Hoosiers’ behalf and your behalf for robust investments in broadband,” Sen. Young told the group.
We wanted to ask Sen. Young about his vote against the bill, but a spokesperson said Young was unavailable for an interview.“
Business Insider: “On @INFocusIndiana, @SenToddYoung says he voted to advance the infrastructure bill “so that I would have a seat at that table.” He wasn’t available for interviews last week.”