WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) today joined 35 Democratic and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Below is a statement from Congressman Moulton.
“I fully support the Highway Trust Fund, which finances infrastructure projects across the country – including many in Massachusetts. However, it has fallen victim to Congress’ tendency to govern crisis to crisis. In fact, in just six years, Congress has voted 33 times on a short-term fix to keep the Fund solvent. We cannot operate in a government that proposes short-term patches to solve long-term problems.
“Again, at the end of July, the Highway Trust Fund will become insolvent if Congress does not act. I hope that my vote against the short-term fix will help send a message to Republican leaders in Congress that we need a long-term solution to our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, which gives our workers, contractors and businesses the certainty they need to rebuild our roads, bridges and highways. Let’s solve this problem now and avoid a 34th vote on a quick fix.”