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  • Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015—Conference Report

    by Senator Bill Nelson

    Posted on 2015-12-03

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    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 committee.

    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.

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