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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thompson Supports Long-term Transportation Bill

Thompson Supports Long-term Transportation Bill

Washington, DCU.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) today voted in favor of H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, which passed by a vote of 359 to 65 and provides for the long-term authorization of the surface transportation law, helping improve our nation’s roads, bridges and public transit systems.  Appointed by the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, Thompson served as a representative from the House Natural Resources Committee, to the conference committee tasked with settling differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.  It authorizes $281 billion over the next five years, which is fully offset, providing more certainty for transportation and infrastructure planning.  



Thompson issued the following statement upon passage:



“This legislation is respectful of the taxpayers and traveling public, does not raise taxes and ensures long-term certainty for those states, municipalities, and planning organizations responsible for the development of infrastructure projects, maintaining our roads and bridges, along with the operation of public transit systems.


“I commend my colleague, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (PA-9) on his efforts to make this bill possible. His leadership was essential through tough negotiations that have led to a bill that will benefit all Americans.”   

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