Scott Statement on House Passage of H.R.3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after his ‘NO’ vote on passage of H.R. 3038, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, in the House of Representatives:
“With the most recent of a series of short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund set to expire at the end of the month, we need legislation which provides for a long term investment in our infrastructure to create jobs, rebuild America, and ensure that states and local governments have the certainty they need to plan critical projects.
“Unfortunately, the bill passed in the House today is yet another six month extension. So long as short term extensions continue to pass Congress, we will never get the needed certainty that a long term extension would afford. Accordingly, I voted ‘no.’”
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Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott represents the 3rd Congressional District of Virginia, which includes all or parts of the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, and Richmond and the Counties of Charles City, Henrico, Prince George, and Surry. In Congress, he serves as the Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.