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Larson on Passage of Short-Term Highway Funding Bill

July 15, 2014
Press Release

Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today on the passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act (H.R. 5021) in the U.S. House of Representatives:

"Today, the House passed short-term transportation infrastructure funding. Now the real work begins. Speaker Boehner should cancel the August recess and allow Members to stay in session until we complete a long-term transportation bill. We owe our workers, trades, businesses and the American people the certainty of a long-term solution and I am prepared to join my colleagues through August until we get the job done."

Congressman Larson has strongly advocated for transportation infrastructure funding, joining the Connecticut Delegation and Connecticut construction industry last week to call for a long-term solution and voting for an amendment in the Ways & Means Committee that calls on the House to pass a 6 year infrastructure package before the end of the year. The proposal was rejected on party lines in the Committee.