At a GOP Conference today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica’s long-term transportation reform bill received the support of U.S. House leaders and will continue to be the focus of efforts to pass a major transportation and energy jobs initiative through the House.
Mica said, “House leaders and I agree that the five-year transportation measure approved by the Committee in February is the best option for a job-creating bill to improve our infrastructure.
“During a meeting today with House Republicans, we had a productive discussion and outlined our hope to move forward with the Committee’s five-year bill with a few changes, including the financing of transit from the Highway Trust Fund.
“The Committee crafted a responsible bill with much needed and long overdue reforms. Working with the Republican leadership and GOP Conference members, we hope to move forward with a bill in the coming weeks that will create jobs and lower energy costs for Americans.”