Stabenow Statement on Passage of Temporary Highway Funding MeasureWednesday, July 30, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow made the following statement today after the Senate passed a measure to temporarily fund highway, transit and road safety programs. Senator Stabenow said:
"Unlike Republicans in Lansing who adjourned for the summer without addressing Michigan's crumbling roads, Democrats and Republicans in Congress were able to come together to pass a short-term road funding bill. While we need to do much more to fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure and provide a long-term source of funding, today's vote shows that a little compromise can go a long way."
The Senate-passed version of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 will extend funding of transportation programs through December 20, 2014. Additionally, this bill directs $8.1 billion to the Highway Trust Fund which becomes insolvent on September 1, 2014.