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  • Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II


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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-15

    SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 362, I call up the bill (H.R. 3038) to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    DeFAZIO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Ironically, it was exactly 1 year ago today that the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee said they needed time to come together...



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    Representative Garret Graves

    From: LA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I want to make note, the highway program funding mechanism expires at the end of this month. It expires; that means it runs out of funding. Voting against this bill...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I thank my good friend, the ranking member, for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the majority has turned virtually its only congressional policy, tax savings, on its head with useless short-term...



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    Representative John L. Mica

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    Date: 2015-07-15

    MICA. Mr. Speaker, here we are. It is the last minute to avoid an infrastructure disaster across the country. How did we get here? Well, when we knew that we needed a substantial amount of money, the...



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    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, for months Republicans have actually squandered an opportunity to develop and pass a long-term authorization for highway spending, and it is pretty regrettable, since May 19 Republicans...



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    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    NOLAN. Mr. Speaker, Members of the House, the simple truth is, as has been articulated so well here today by my colleague, that this Nation desperately needs a long-term transportation funding bill to...



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    Representative Sam Graves

    From: MO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    GRAVES of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, I want to make note, the highway program funding mechanism expires at the end of this month. It expires; that means it runs out of funding. Voting against this bill...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    BLUMENAUER. I appreciate the gentleman's courtesy in yielding me time. Mr. Speaker, I could not agree with the chairman of the committee more. I personally think that it is time to stop pointing fingers....



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    Representative Brendan F. Boyle

    From: PA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    BOYLE of Pennsylvania. I want to thank my colleague for yielding me the time. Mr. Speaker, this is just embarrassing. It is embarrassing that we are here talking about the umpteenth patch for the umpteenth...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I rise to speak in favor of this. Here is basically what we are trying to do: We want to get to a long-term highway solution....



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    Representative Sander M. Levin

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    Date: 2015-07-15

    LEVIN. I yield myself such time as I may consume. As was said, here we go again. A bill from the majority. They have been in power over 4 years, and the result is another patch. We need to do better....



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    Representative Xavier Becerra

    From: CA District 34

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    BECERRA. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, in the greatest, most capacitated nation on Earth, there is no excuse for so many crumbling roads and bridges and for the ever- growing traffic...



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    Representative David G. Reichert

    From: WA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of today's legislation that will ensure that our country's infrastructure needs are met. The bottom line is...



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    Representative Richard E. Neal

    From: MA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    NEAL. Mr. Speaker, in reference to the point that my friend, Sheriff Reichert, just made, I would note the irony of his advocacy on behalf of a plan. I guess, after 35 short-term extensions, we haven't...



    A picture of Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, what are we writing here, a new Magna Carta? They have had 4 years, for crying out loud; and we still don't have legislation in front of us. It has been 2 months since we were...



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    Representative Lynn Jenkins

    From: KS District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    JENKINS of Kansas. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him for his leadership on this very important issue. I rise today in support of H.R. 3038. With the prospect of the highway trust...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, we all know that on July 31, the highway trust fund will expire, but we didn't just learn it. It is not that we just found out last week or last month. We have always...



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    LEWIS. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise to express my strong concern with yet another stopgap measure. Nearly 60 years ago, a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower,...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I will vote for H.R. 3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, because our nation cannot afford a surface transportation shutdown. There are still upwards of 15...



    A picture of Representative David E. Price

    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, roads, bridges, and railroads are crumbling all across America. In North Carolina, which used to be known as the ``good roads'' state, over 5,500 bridges are structurally...



    A picture of Representative Terri A. Sewell

    Representative Terri A. Sewell

    From: AL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    SEWELL of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise in support of a long-term surface transportation bill. It's disappointing that Congress once again has failed to propose a long-term solution to invest...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    JOHNSON SPORT FISH RESTORATION ACT. Section 4 of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777c) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a) in the matter preceding paragraph...



    A picture of Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I support workers and the important transportation and infrastructure jobs they do. They deserve the certainty and support that a long-term, well-funded highway funding bill...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at the desk. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill? Mr. VAN HOLLEN. I am opposed, Mr. Speaker. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Steve Israel

    From: NY District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    ISRAEL. I thank my colleague. Mr. Speaker, Republicans and Democrats until this Congress have always agreed that the way you build an economy is by building highways, bridges, tunnels, and transit. ...