Schilling Supports Transportation Extension Print
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Monday, 02 April 2012 07:33

Continues his push for long-term transportation reauthorization

Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) released the following statement today in support of H.R. 4281, the Surface Transportation Extension Act, which would extend surface transportation spending authority for 90 days, making no substantial changes to the current transportation system:

"I would still prefer a long-term transportation bill, but I'm supporting today's 3-month transportation extension to avoid current projects coming to a grinding halt.  This does not change the fact that America's infrastructure is given a grade of 'D' by the American Society for Civil Engineers.  The meaningful, large-scale transportation projects necessary to create a modern, safe, and efficient infrastructure system take years to plan, approve, and put in motion.  We need to come to bipartisan agreement on long-term legislation that works to address rising gas prices and will allow states and localities to move forward with badly-needed infrastructure improvement plans."


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