Ranking Members Sam Graves & Rodney Davis Highlight Republican Infrastructure Principles
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) and Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) today outlined principles that Republican Members will focus on during this year’s planned Committee development of a surface transportation reauthorization bill.
“Infrastructure remains an issue on which Congress can get something done, and that’s what our constituents expect us to do,” said Ranking Member Graves. “Committee Republicans stand ready to work with our Democratic colleagues to pass a bill that can earn bipartisan support and the President’s signature. We hope that Republican principles will be incorporated into a surface transportation bill because a bipartisan bill is the proven blueprint to getting a bill signed into law and that is what both Republicans and Democrats want.”
“As a staffer and now as a Member, I’ve seen this committee work together to produce good, bipartisan federal highway bills, and I hope the tradition will continue with the 116thCongress,” said Ranking Member Davis. “We all agree our country is in desperate need of critical transportation investments and now we have to work together to make this a reality. I look forward to working with Chairman DeFazio and my counterpart on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, Chair Holmes Norton, to produce a bipartisan bill.”
Principles for surface transportation reauthorization that Committee Republicans will focus on in the coming months include:
The current surface transportation law, the FAST Act, expires on September 30, 2020.