I am writing to express my concern over your vote against H.R. 4348, legislation that not only extends the highway program, but provides a vehicle for the House to move forward to conference negotiations with the Senate on passage of a multi-year highway bill. State DOTs and businesses require long-term certainty in order to undertake much needed road and highway construction projects across the country, but for more than 900 days the federal highway program has been operating on a series of short-term extensions.
We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your reservations with this important legislation that would have a widespread positive economic impact upon our nation.
We look forward to working with you in the weeks ahead to ensure final passage of this vital legislation for America.