Cicilline Urges Boehner to Act on Senate Transportation Bill

Apr 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) authored a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today, urging that he allow the House to consider companion legislation to the Senate Transportation Bill, which passed that chamber by a bipartisan vote of 74-22 last month.

While the House Republican leadership has failed to pass a comprehensive transportation bill of its own, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, H.R. 14, was introduced last month by U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY), and has been twice denied a vote on the House floor. In their letter, Cicilline and Langevin urge Boehner to act on H.R. 14, which would fund federal transportation projects for an additional two years (a short-term extension of authorizations and funding for surface transportation programs is set to expire at the end of June).

A copy of Cicilline and Langevin’s letter can be downloaded by clicking here.