The issue of Transportation is important to our district and to my work in Congress.
I believe that infrastructure is a legitimate government function. However, we must do a better job of prioritizing existing funding and stop the waste we have seen in recent years. I am aware of the importance of a long-term reauthorization bill for economic stability in our state and nation and I will work to make sure that our needs are met.
I am an original cosponsor of H.R. 3264, the Transportation Empowerment Act. This legislation devolves the federal highway program to the states by gradually phasing out the federal highway and mass transit programs so states can keep their gasoline taxes, set their own infrastructure priorities, and control their own transportation decisions. Costly federal mandates drive up the cost of projects funded through the federal highway program. Giving states control over their transportation decisions will provide relief from these regulations and allow them to build more roads with less money.
For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Transportation, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.