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Cheri B.
Democrat IL 17

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  • Government Shutdown and the Highway Bill

    by Representative Cheri Bustos

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    BUSTOS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mrs. BUSTOS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to thank my colleagues for working across the aisle to prepare to pass the first long-term highway bill in more than a decade.

    For too long, Washington has governed from one manufactured crisis to another. This has hurt our economy by creating an environment of uncertainty for great manufacturers like Caterpillar, John Deere, UTC, and Woodward.

    American families shouldn't have to worry when they cross a decrepit bridge on their way to the grocery store or take their kids to school. The men and women of labor who build our roads and bridges deserve this long-overdue, job-creating highway bill. And so do we.

    So, Mr. Speaker, I commend my colleagues for working together on this important issue.


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