Following the House of Representatives' passage of a 90-day stop gap extension to the current surface transportation authorization, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement.
Senator Boxer said: "If what the House did today becomes law, it means a 90-day stop gap extension of our transportation programs. It also means the continuation of thousands of job losses that have already begun due to the uncertainty created by the House approach. I call on House Members to cancel their vacations and come back to have a vote on the bipartisan Senate bill, MAP-21. I am working with my colleagues to attach the Senate bill to the 90-day stop gap extension and send it back to the House. If we can do that today, we can save the House from itself. If we can't, I will continue to push back to save jobs and stop the Highway Trust Fund from going bankrupt."