Blumenauer to Congress: Let's Step Up and Solve Transportation Funding Crisis

May 19, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC– Following today’s House passage of H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Representative Earl Blumenauer called on Congress to enact a six-year surface transportation authorization bill within this fiscal year.

“The program should continue while there is money in the Trust Fund.” said Representative Blumenauer. “America is falling apart and falling behind. You cannot pay for 2015 transportation needs with 1993 dollars. If we do our job right, we’ll be able to rebuild and renew America and put hundreds of thousands of people to work at family wage jobs. Congress needs to return to regular order, step up and solve this this funding conundrum.”