Chamber members will rejoice that their #1 issue: Transportation, looks to improve.
Today's joint announcement
by Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman John Mica outlined a path forward for
the transportation reauthorization bill.
It was only days ago lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were pronouncing the deal dead and predicting
conferees have moved forward toward a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a
highway reauthorization bill. Both House and Senate conferees will continue to
work with a goal of completing a package by next week,” reads a joint statement
issued by chief negotiators Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Rep. John Mica
Boxer said, “we are really finishing up our work,” she said. “If all goes the
way it’s going now, we should be through with most of the bill very soon, and
then we’ll tackle the outstanding issues. I’m … quite optimistic.”
Kavinoky, executive director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce said, “legislation to improve this country's transportation
system is long overdue and will help stabilize critical parts of the economy
and strengthen our competitive edge.”