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May 24, 2016Press Item
Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit at a member day hearing on the need to improve the safety and reliability of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 
January 12, 2016Press Item
“Tonight, President Obama reminded Congress and the nation that what makes America great is the spirit of service and hard work that manifests from realizing we are all bound together by a common cause. ...
July 15, 2015Press Item
While the House took action to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from expiring at the end of this month, which would have put thousands of construction jobs in jeopardy and undermined key investments to maintain our nation’s highway and transit network infrastructure, we cannot continue to go from short-term fix to short-term fix. 
May 19, 2015Press Item
I rise in support of this sixty-day extension, because it's essential that we do this. The consequences of not doing it would be very, very negative. 
May 12, 2015Press Item
At the end of May, the Highway Trust Fund is set to expire. 
February 4, 2015Press Item
On Monday, the President released his budget for Fiscal Year 2016. His budget proposal builds on the strength of our economic recovery to make smart investments that will increase our nation’s competitiveness, while ensuring that working families share in the benefits of the recovery.
July 15, 2014Press Item
There's some good news. The good news is that this Committee is chaired by someone who wants to invest in America, grow jobs, and expand our economy.
August 1, 2013Press Item
“I was deeply disappointed to see that Senate Republicans voted nearly unanimously to block consideration of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill today, even while a bipartisan majority of senators voted to move forward with the bill.
July 30, 2013Press Item
“I thank the Gentleman. Let me start with the fact that I choose to believe that Mr. [Congressman Tom] Latham does not like this bill. Mr. Latham's not listening to me. Mr. Chairman, I wanted to say that [as] I start my debate, that I choose to believe that you do not like this bill.
April 29, 2013Press Item
“I join in congratulating Mayor Anthony Foxx on his nomination to be our next Secretary of Transportation. 
January 29, 2013Press Item
“I join in thanking my friend Secretary Ray LaHood for his leadership of the Transportation Department during President Obama’s first term.  I was privileged to have served with him during the fourteen years he represented Illinois’ 18th District in Congress. Throughout his time in public service, Ray has consistently put policy before politics, and has worked in a bipartisan way on behalf of his community, his state, and our country. 
July 9, 2012Press Item
Democrats’ Make It In America plan is based on the belief that when more products are made in America, more families will be able to Make It In America. The plan is intended to create the conditions to help American businesses produce goods here, innovate here, and create jobs here; it includes many of the investments necessary for America to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build its international competitors. President Obama has already signed ten Make It In America bills into law, many of which won bipartisan support. Business and labor leaders alike support Democrats’ Make It In America plan—because Making It In America is central to the future of our competitiveness, our jobs, and our place in the world.
June 29, 2012Press Item
“Today the House passed a conference report that will give certainty to millions of students and that will pave the way for jobs and economic growth.  This should have been done weeks ago, but instead Republicans took us to the brink of seeing the highway bill expire and student loan interest rates double. 
June 26, 2012Press Item
“I am disappointed that tonight, House Republicans rejected the Senate’s bipartisan transportation bill —despite still lacking a long-term plan of their own. It has been over 100 days since the Senate passed a bipartisan transportation bill, one that continues the long, bipartisan tradition of the parties working together on this legislation.  The Senate approved the bipartisan transportation bill by a strong vote of 74-22, with 22 Senate Republicans crossing the aisle to support it.  It has been promoted by Chambers of Commerce in cities and counties across America, and highway safety advocates have hailed its new provisions to reduce deaths and injuries on our roads.  The Senate bill also expedites transportation projects without undermining our clean air laws or legislating on unrelated energy and air quality matters to the detriment of our environment.  Furthermore, it leverages federal funding to protect nearly two million jobs and create a million more.
June 26, 2012Press Item
With less than one week before the highway bill expires and student loan interest rates double, House Republicans are once again trying to score political points instead to working to restore our economy.  Instead of adopting bipartisan bills that create jobs and give businesses the certainty they need to grow and hire, Republican leaders are choosing instead to stage political show votes.  It is time for Republicans to stop playing games with our economy and instead focus on growing the economy and creating jobs.
June 21, 2012Press Item
“Mr. Speaker, tomorrow will mark, as I said a little earlier, 100 days since the United States Senate approved its bipartisan compromise highway bill in the United States Senate. Seventy-four senators voted for that. Essentially half of the Republican conference in the United States Senate voted for that bill.
June 20, 2012Press Item
With thousands of construction jobs on the line and businesses in dire need of certainty, House Republicans should not delay passing a surface transportation bill any longer. I commend Rep. Tim Walz for his leadership in introducing a motion requiring House and Senate negotiators to produce a joint version of a bill by this Friday.