Pittenger helps pass bipartisan transportation bill
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.