March 21, 2012

Mica touts House authorization bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a piece appearing in The Hill, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica touted the House's "American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act," which he says "provides significant federal program reforms, project streamlining and more authority to states."

Mica goes on to say that "members of Congress must remember that voters sent us to Washington for a specific, basic purpose — to ensure that our government acts as a wise, responsible steward of their hard-earned taxes. They also want Congress to adopt measures that will expand employment and economic opportunities. This makes the House bill the clear choice for our nation." To read the full text of Mica's piece in The Hill, click here.

In related news, Mica also announced that he will introduce a three-month extension of highway and transit programs. The extension will not include changes to current transportation policy. 

"Tomorrow, I will introduce a short-term extension through June 30th to ensure continuity of current programs while I and House Republicans continue to work toward a responsible transportation bill that provides long-term certainty, reduces the size of government, eliminates earmarks and is fully paid for," Mica said in a statement. "We continue to believe that linking energy and infrastructure is the responsible thing to do in order to meet our long-term needs."

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