Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer released the following statement today after the Senate passed a bipartisan transportation bill:
"After weeks of watching House Republicans attempt unsuccessfully to bring a highway bill to the Floor, today the Senate passed bipartisan legislation in the long tradition of working together on investing in our transportation infrastructure. Unlike the House Republicans' initial proposals, the bill passed by the Senate today is not a highway to nowhere, but a road forward that Democrats and Republicans can agree on. It will create jobs, strengthen safety standards, and includes measures designed to spur the deployment of advanced vehicles on our roads. The Senate bill passed with a strong bipartisan vote of 74-22, and I urge the House Republican leadership to bring it to the Floor so we can act on it without delay."