Former Congresswoman on Biden’s Infrastructure Plan’s “Poison Pill”

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Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Barbara Comstock.

On a recent Price of Business show, Kevin Price visited with former Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock on which she began her series on the relationship between tech and government. Comstock was on the show in September and will now be making regular visits on the program.

On this recent segment Price and Comstock talk about Biden’s infrastructure bill and how it may be dead on arrival because of its tax approach

President Biden is traveling to Pittsburgh to outline his infrastructure proposal. As a former Republican Member of Congress, Barbara can discusses with Kevin what she hopes to hear from Biden in terms of infrastructure (we need to renovate our aging airports, bridges, etc.), as well as the need for federal investments in technology infrastructure, such as faster internet, broadband, 5G, etc. To do this, it would be wise of the Biden Administration to seek out America’s successful tech companies on how to make this happen. Barbara discusses how Facebook and Google are planning to lay two huge subsea cables that will link the U.S. West Coast to Singapore and Indonesia.

From the New York Times: The president said at a news conference last week that his next initiative would be “to rebuild the infrastructure — both physical and technological infrastructure in this country — so that we can compete and create significant numbers of really good-paying jobs. Really good-paying jobs.”

 

According to a statement:

“Antitrust law protects American consumers from low-quality goods and services, but Google’s products are highly innovative and free for everyone. The Justice Department’s misguided lawsuit stretches antitrust law beyond its breaking point and risks breaking the very products that Americans love and use everyday.”

Barbara represented Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, was a senior appointee in the Justice Department, and worked as a Congressional aide. Her election marked her as the first woman elected to that seat. She was named as one of the “Top Ten Most Effective Lawmakers” in the 115th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint effort of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.

According to a statement from Ms. Comstock, “During her time in Congress, Barbara was a leader on technology and cybersecurity issues, chairing the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Research and Technology subcommittee, as well as serving on the Joint Economic Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the House Administration Committee. Her legislative achievements include passing legislation to promote women and disadvantaged populations in STEM, as well as expanding research in the technology space. Barbara also was the leader on anti-sexual harassment legislation in Congress, and legislation to tackle the opioid crisis and gang crime. She partnered with Senator McCain to reauthorize multi-year firefighter grants to increase innovation and public safety. While in Congress, Barbara was the only woman in the Virginia congressional delegation and the only Virginia member to chair a subcommittee.”

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