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Sen. Boxer Supports Delaying Highway Bill

Robert Poole
June 18, 2009, 5:11pm

Via DCStreetsBlog, Sen. Barbara Boxer agrees with Transportation Secretary LaHood's suggestion to postpone the highway bill for 18 months. Sen. Boxer:

I am very pleased that the White House is being proactive in working with the Congress to address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.  As we work our way out of this recession, the last thing we want to do is to drastically cut back on necessary transportation priorities.  The White House proposal to replenish the Trust Fund until 2011 will keep the recovery and job creation moving forward and give us the necessary time to pass a more comprehensive multi-year transportation authorization bill with stable and reliable funding sources.


Robert Poole is Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow and Director of Transportation Policy


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