Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), released the following statement, saying time is running out for Congress to act to avert a crisis in the Highway Trust Fund and to urge her colleagues to work together to find a solution to avoid a construction shutdown this summer.
“The window is closing for Congress to reach an agreement and stop the slide toward a completely unnecessary Highway Trust Fund crisis. We have bipartisan agreement that we should not cut our investments in roads, bridges, and transit systems. With highway projects and construction jobs on the line, there is no reason to lurch toward another crisis. I am hopeful Democrats and Republicans can come together to replenish the Highway Trust Fund with revenue to make these critical investments for states, workers, and drivers around the country.”