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Wittman Statement on Passage of Transportation Bill Conference Report

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Washington, December 3, 2015 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the conference report for H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, by a vote of 359-65:

“Whether on the railways or roadways, Virginians spend a substantial amount of time in transit, and they know that mobility is absolutely essential for a higher standard of living and a better quality of life. Today, the House passed the first long-term national transportation spending package in the last decade, and while I have significant concerns about the inclusion of unrelated policy measures, I believe this legislation makes essential first steps toward resolving Virginia’s transportation issues. The fully-funded, five-year bill will give us the flexibility we need to combat congestion, improve roadway maintenance and safety, and further develop our infrastructure.”

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he is Chairman of the Readiness Subcommittee.

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