Environmental News: Media Center
WASHINGTON (April 18, 2012) -- House Republican leaders today pushed through a 10th bill to extend transportation funding—and loaded it with poison pills that have nothing to do with transportation.
The following is a statement by Scott Slesinger, legislative director of the Natural Resources Defense Council:
“This appalling measure is the poster child for why Americans are fed up with Congress. With an opportunity at their fingertips to make tangible progress on our critical transportation needs, Republican leaders instead persisted in playing political games rather than providing real jobs and transportation improvements for the American people. As this bill moves to Conference, we urge the House members to drop their irrelevant and dangerous provisions and adopt the bipartisan Senate bill.