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  • Conference Report on H.R. 22, Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015


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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2015-12-03

    SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 546, I call up the conference report on the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs,...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 4 minutes. I want to thank the chairman and the chairman of the subcommittee for their tremendous cooperation and hard work. I certainly want to thank the staff,...



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    Representative Sam Graves

    From: MO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in enthusiastic support for this conference report, which reauthorizes the surface transportation program for 5 years. Mr. Speaker, I would argue that...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, the reputation of our committee is that we are the most bipartisan committee in the Congress, and I think we have shown it with this bill. I can't thank my partners enough--Mr....



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    Representative Grace F. Napolitano

    From: CA District 32

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    NAPOLITANO. I yield the gentlewoman an additional 30 seconds. Ms. NORTON. Finally, I want to say that I am very pleased that we worked together to get the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises provision...



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    Representative Jeff Denham

    From: CA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, first of all, I appreciate the opportunity to have been a conferee on this important piece of legislation. This piece of legislation was a bipartisan effort between not only Republicans...



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    Representative Bob Gibbs

    From: OH District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    GIBBS. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 22, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. I want to thank Chairman Shuster, Ranking Member DeFazio, Chairman Graves, Ranking Member Norton, and...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    NADLER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the FAST Act, which authorizes $305 billion over 5 years for highways, transit, and rail, including Amtrak. Although many...



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    Representative Trent Franks

    From: AZ District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    FRANKS of Arizona. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express concerns regarding a particular provision in the bill before us today. The provision in question retroactively...



    A picture of Representative Daniel Lipinski

    Representative Daniel Lipinski

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    Date: 2015-12-03

    LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the FAST Act, which will create jobs, boost the economy, ease congestion on our roads and rails, and improve our quality of life. I want to thank Chairman...



    A picture of Representative Cresent Hardy

    Representative Cresent Hardy

    From: NV District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    HARDY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman and ranking member for all their hard work. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address the long-term nature of this highway bill. After 35-plus extensions, the...



    A picture of Representative Corrine Brown

    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, this certainly is a great day for the people in this country, and I want to thank the leadership on this committee. I believe wholeheartedly that this surface transportation...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, article I, section 8 of the U.S. Constitution grants this body the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States as well as the power to...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    HOYER. I want to congratulate both Mr. Shuster and Mr. DeFazio for their work on this bill. I want to thank the Senate, as well, for their work and their leadership. This is a good week, in many respects....



    A picture of Representative Mimi Walters

    Representative Mimi Walters

    From: CA District 45

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    WALTERS of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the conference report for the FAST Act. As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I am pleased this bill...



    A picture of Representative Lois Frankel

    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the FAST Act, our first long-term surface transportation bill in nearly 10 years. I want to thank Chairman Shuster and Ranking Member DeFazio for...



    A picture of Representative Tom Marino

    Representative Tom Marino

    From: PA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    MARINO. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Shuster and Ranking Member DeFazio for their work and express my appreciation for the opportunity to serve as a conferee. There are several significant...



    A picture of Representative Richard M. Nolan

    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    NOLAN. Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by getting the attention of our chairman over there and thanking him for the terrific job that he did, as well as our ranking member, Mr. DeFazio. It was a real...



    A picture of Representative Garret Graves

    Representative Garret Graves

    From: LA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in enthusiastic support for this conference report, which reauthorizes the surface transportation program for 5 years. Mr. Speaker, I would argue that...



    A picture of Representative Lois Capps

    Representative Lois Capps

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    Date: 2015-12-03

    CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Oregon for yielding. The bipartisan highway conference compromise before us is just that, a compromise. But, despite its faults, I will support it. While...



    A picture of Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased that we were able to come together to find a longer-term solution for our nation's infrastructure. We cannot keep operating on short-term fixes. Investments in our...



    A picture of Representative Barbara Comstock

    Representative Barbara Comstock

    From: VA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    COMSTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bipartisan transportation authorization, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, also known as the FAST Act. I thank the Chairman for his leadership...



    A picture of Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    Representative Donald S. Beyer Jr.

    From: VA District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    BEYER. Mr. Speaker, now that the House has approved the conference report I would like to recognize and commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting the inclusion of bill language...



    A picture of Representative Lou Barletta

    Representative Lou Barletta

    From: PA District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, today is a historic day, as we are voting for a five year surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides critical investment to our roads and bridges. This will help...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Conference Report to H.R. 22, the ``Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015,'' a bill to authorize Federal Funding for highways,...



    A picture of Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    From: NJ District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    LoBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer comment on the FAST Act. I will support the bill. This is a strong, multi-year reauthorization which includes desperately needed funding for infrastructure...



    A picture of Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This long-term authorization of surface transportation programs will provide...



    A picture of Representative Roger Williams

    Representative Roger Williams

    From: TX District 25

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    WILLIAMS. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall 672 on final passage of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, I would have voted ``aye,'' which is consistent with my position...



    A picture of Representative Loretta Sanchez

    Representative Loretta Sanchez

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    Date: 2015-12-03

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, on December 3, 2015, I was unable to vote on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (rollcall...



    A picture of Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

    Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

    From: MD District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I was not able to vote today for medical reasons. Had I been present on rollcall vote 666, I would have voted ``no.'' Had I been present on rollcall vote 667, I would have...



    A picture of Representative Henry Cuellar

    Representative Henry Cuellar

    From: TX District 28

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    CUELLAR. Mr. Speaker, on Thursday, December 3rd, I am not recorded on any votes because I was absent due to family reasons. If I had been present, I would have voted: ``nay,'' on rollcall 666, on ordering...



    A picture of Representative Mark Takai

    Representative Mark Takai

    From: HI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    TAKAI. Mr. Speaker, on Thursday, December 3, I was absent from the House due to illness. Due to my absence, I am not recorded on any legislative measures for the day. I would like the record to reflect...



    A picture of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

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    Party:

    Date: 2015-12-03

    ROYBAL-ALLARD of california in the house of representatives Thursday, December 3, 2015 Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, I rise...



    A picture of Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    From: DE District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    CARNEY, JR. of delaware in the house of representatives Thursday, December 3, 2015 Mr. CARNEY. Mr. Speaker, I submit this...



    A picture of Representative Earl Blumenauer

    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-03

    BLUMENAUER of oregon in the house of representatives Thursday, December 3, 2015 Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, the passage...



    A picture of Representative Garret Graves

    Representative Garret Graves

    From: LA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-03

    GRAVES of louisiana in the house of representatives Thursday, December 3, 2015 Mr. GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, while...