Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015—Conference Reportby Senator Bill Nelson
Posted on 2015-12-03
NELSON. Mr. President, I thank the Senator for yielding, Mr.
President. I am going to say two short paragraphs, but first, my
commendations to the leadership that has already been mentioned by the
esteemed majority leader; my commendations to my colleague, our
chairman on the commerce committee, Senator Thune, who has been a
pleasure to work with; and my thanks to the staff, including Kim
Lipsky, the staff director for our minority staff on the commerce
I want to echo what you have said. Because of this bill, we are going to provide States and communities with over $300 billion over 5 years to repair the roads and bridges of this country and greatly improve rail and port projects, and as a result, we are going to create jobs. In my State of Florida, this translates to $12 million that can be used for improvements on Interstate 95, Interstate 75, and projects, such as SunRail, Tri-rail, and the streetcars in Fort Lauderdale. This is just a small example, and I am so grateful to everyone. I thank everyone very much.
I yield the floor.
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator from Oklahoma.