Foxx's Long-term funding

In Nebraska, Foxx Hopeful Long-Term Funding Effort Has Momentum inShare,


 This The way Anthony Foxx sees it, there's nowhere to go but up. “The good news, I think, is we are close to rock bottom,” the transportation secretary said Aug. 12 about the struggle to get a commitment from Congress to a long-term highway funding bill. “I think we’ve got a moment here where something bigger can happen.” Foxx was touring Nebraska with Sen. Deb Fischer (R), lobbying again for a permanent fix to a problem that has seen Congress pass 34 consecutive short-term patches since 2009. One of their stops was in the state capital of Lincoln for a round-table discussion of infrastructure. The Senate has approved a six-year bill that provides three years of funding, but because the House did not take action before recessing, a three-month extension of current authorization was pushed through and signed by President Obama. Fischer and Foxx co-authored an opinion piece that appeared in the Journal-Star. In it, they wrote: "America’s transportation network is the framework upon which our nation’s economic system rests. With a long-term infrastructure strategy, proper coordination at all levels of government and a robust freight policy, we can address our nation’s transportation challenges head on, while strengthening safety on our roads and boosting productivity."


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