Loebsack Urges Funding for Large Infrastructure Projects Like I-74 in Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Thursday, 28 February 2013 09:49
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to fund the Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) program in the remainder Fiscal Year 2013 upcoming spending bills.  Last year, Loebsack led the way to include an authorization for $500 million in the Highway Bill (MAP-21) for the PNRS program to fund large, regionally significant transportation infrastructure projects, such as the I-74 Bridge.  Loebsack called on House Appropriators to fully fund this program while crafting future appropriations bills to ensure I-74 can compete for funding and move forward as quickly as possible.

“As you may be aware, contained in MAP-21 is an authorization of $500 million for Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) for Fiscal Year 2013,” Loebsack wrote to House appropriators.  “As the final FY13 Appropriations process further takes shape with H.Res.778 expiring on March 27, 2013, I respectfully request full funding be provided for this critical program to ensure large scale infrastructure projects can move forward in a timely fashion and that the House work with the Senate to ensure the PNRS program meets bipartisan goals of creating jobs and growing our economy.”

A copy of the full letter can be viewed here.

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