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Boxer Likes LaHood’s 18-Month Extension Plan

5:56 PM EDT on June 17, 2009

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 amvery pleased that the White House is being proactive in working with theCongress to address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.  As we work ourway out of this recession, the last thing we want to do is to drastically cutback on necessary transportation priorities.  The White House proposal toreplenish the Trust Fund until 2011 will keep the recovery and job creationmoving forward and give us the necessary time to pass a more comprehensivemulti-year transportation authorization bill with stable and reliable fundingsources.

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