Tuberville In the News: Tuberville Joins ‘Yahoo Finance’ to Discuss Infrastructure Negotiations and His Bill to Combat Chinese Aggression

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) today joined Yahoo Finance’s Jessica Smith, Zack Guzman, and Akiko Fujita to discuss Senate Republicans’ infrastructure counter offer and his legislation, the Prohibiting TSP Investment in China Actto halt investment from the Thrift Savings Fund (TSP) into securities linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

Excerpts can be found below and the full interview can be viewed here.

On the Need for Traditional Infrastructure: “To get our economy back after this pandemic, to get commerce going, to get people back to work, we have got to do real infrastructure. For years, I’ve been in education and watching what’s going on and we’ve kicked this can down the road for so long. We have 16,000 bridges in Alabama, a thousand of them are condemned; our roads have potholes; our big trucks going down the road, they’re having huge problems with just their machines tearing up. There is nothing more important than real infrastructure.” 

On the Mobile I-10 Bridge: “We have got to get back to the basics of this country and that’s having true infrastructure and getting back to where our commerce can really thrive. We need to build a bridge down in Mobile, Alabama that connects east to west. It takes 45 minutes to get through the bridge right now because of the traffic…we have to pick it up and in terms of getting our infrastructure right so we can [improve] our economy.”

On Stopping Federal Retirement Savings Going to the CCP: “We need to, number one, let the American people know that we’re doing something to stop the Chinese from using our economy to build up their economy and their military. We need to show the corporations in this country, listen, we are doing the things we need to do, you need to help us slow China down in terms of their economy and their military. So, the Prohibiting the TSP, the Thrift Savings Plan, Investment in China Act is very important…we don’t want our investment money to go into China.”

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.