Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger helps pass bipartisan transportation bill

Dec 3, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER HELPS PASS FIRST REGULAR, LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL IN A DECADE

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) joined a strong bipartisan majority to pass the first regular-order, long-term transportation funding bill in a decade.

“This bipartisan transportation bill provides North Carolina more than $5 billion to meet critical infrastructure needs, and it’s fully paid for,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “For too long, Congress has lurched from crisis to crisis, passing stop-gap transportation bills and ignoring long-term needs.  This is governing.  Today, we did our job.  This is how government is supposed to work.”

Key provisions of the transportation bill include:
 

  • Five-year funding bill for highway-related programs through the Highway Trust Fund
  • North Carolina will receive $5.5 billion between FY16 and FY20 (averaging $1 billion each year through FY20)
  • Fully paid for without raising taxes
  • Passed Congress following the regular, orderly process of legislation – the way Washington is supposed to work, instead of last-minute, hastily-written stopgaps


The Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 22 – Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a strong bipartisan vote of 359-65.

 

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