U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) together with House members Tammy Baldwin (WI-02), Thomas Petri (WI-06), Sean Duffy (WI-07), Reid Ribble (WI-08), Tim Walz (MN-01), Michele Bachmann (MN-06), and Chip Cravaack (MN-08), today sent a letter to Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings regarding H.R. 850, a bill facilitating a new St. Croix River Crossing. The letter asks Chairman Hastings to help move the bill forward by bringing it to the House floor for a vote as soon as possible.
"This bill has strong support back home, strong support from both Governor Walker and Governor Dayton, and strong support from the bipartisan congressional delegation," said Rep. Kind. "It is critical that we move this bill to the House floor for a vote. The St. Croix River Crossing project has waited long enough. We must fulfill the transportation needs of the area and work to bring much needed jobs to the region. We must get this bridge across the finish line."
The bill, H.R. 850, and its Senate companion, S. 1134, have overwhelming support and have both passed their respective committees of jurisdiction. The bill is currently awaiting full congressional action.