Boxer Likes LaHood’s 18-Month Extension Plan
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee and a key player in the federal transportation re-write, just released a statement hailing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's call for an 18-month extension of the existing transport law:
I am very pleased that the White House is being proactive in working with the Congress to address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. As we work our way out of this recession, the last thing we want to do is to drastically cut back on necessary transportation priorities. The White House proposal to replenish the Trust Fund until 2011 will keep the recovery and job creation moving forward and give us the necessary time to pass a more comprehensive multi-year transportation authorization bill with stable and reliable funding sources.