Wisconsin's seventh district Congressman Sean Duffy, today hailed passage of S1134 the St. Croix River Bridge measure which clears the federal regulatory hurdles currently preventing both Wisconsin and Minnesota from proceeding with construction of this important project.
The bill which cleared the Senate by Unanimous Consent passed the House with large bipartisan support by a vote of 339 in support and 80 opposed.
After passage, Rep. Duffy released the following statement:
"I commend my colleagues on both ends of the political spectrum for coming together to get this important bill through the House. There is much that divides us, but on this issue it was incredibly refreshing to work with Democrats and Republicans alike toward a common goal for both our region and our local economy. It's unfortunate that this bridge required congressional action in the first place, but I'm thrilled to see that decades of work has not gone to waste.
"Rep. Kind and Rep. Baldwin both deserve immense amounts of credit for the work they put in on the Democrat side and I also must thank Senator Klobuchar for her tireless efforts in the Senate along with Senator Ron Johnson and all their colleagues who pushed for this bill to move. My colleagues on the Republican side have done so much to help, too and I thank Rep. Bachmann for her efforts to see this bill through to passage."