Hill Votes to Authorize Funding for Key Infrastructure Projects
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2353, Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, by a vote of 387-35. H.R. 2353 is a short-term extension through the end of July to authorize funding to the Highway Trust Fund. Currently, the Highway Trust Fund is scheduled to run out at the end of this month. Following passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the below statement:
"A 21st century system of roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, and railroads is essential to a 21st century economy. Unfortunately, our current infrastructure is outdated and will continue to limit our economic capabilities until it receives a serious makeover. While today's vote is not the final answer to this problem, it will give Congress the time needed to create a long-term solution that puts no additional burden on the taxpayer, encourages job growth, and promotes commerce throughout Arkansas and the rest of the country."