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Statements & Testimony

Senate Environment & Public Works Cmte. Testimony on Highway Needs

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee on September 25, 2013 detailing the woeful state of the Highway Trust Fund and the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. Continue reading

Senate EPW Committee Votes 18-0 for Two-Year Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted unanimously (18-0) to favorably report a two-year highway reauthorization bill to the U.S. Senate. The meeting was notable by an atmosphere of bipartisanship — which is rare in Washington this year. Continue reading

Supporting the Senate’s MAP-21 Highway Bill

On July 21st, Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen testified before the Senate Enviornment & Public Works Committee to advocate strong support for the bipartisan MAP-21 bill. Continue reading

Testifying Before the House Subcommittee on Highways & Transit

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen presented testimony outlining our reauthorization priorities to the Subcommittee on Highways & Transit in late March. We focused on the urgent need for a well-funded surface transportation bill… Continue reading

Deficit Commission Letter

The Highway Users issued a letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform with recommendations on the federal highway program. Continue reading

House Passes Highway Extension Bill

The Highway Users strongly supported the highway extension bill that prevented a shutdown of the USDOT on March 4, 2011. We coordinated a joint letter from AAA, American Bus Association, American Motorcyclist Association, American Trucking Associations and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association to all 435 members of the House urging their support. Continue reading

Opposing Elimination of Budgetary Firewalls

The Highway Users issued a joint letter with many industry groups in response to proposed rules by the House Republicans to do away with longstanding budgetary firewalls that guarantee multi-year highway funding levels in the annual appropriations bills. Continue reading

Support for the Jobs Bill

In early 2010, The Highway Users issued a number of letters to Congress urging support for the Jobs bill as a means to bolster the ailing Highway Trust Fund and create thousands of jobs. Continue reading

Preventing Tolls on I-80 through Pennsylvania

The Highway Users, in conjunction with the Americans for a Stronger National Highway Network coalition, issued numerous letters to PennDOT and USDOT to urge against tolling I-80 in Pennsylvania. Continue reading

Supporting Coburn Amendments to Protect the Highway Trust Fund

The Highway Users sent an endorsement letter to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) supporting his efforts to reduce waste and prevent diversions from the Highway Trust Fund. Continue reading

Thank You Letter to Sen. Murray on Highway Support

We issued a letter of gratitude to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) for her support of highway programs and applauded her efforts to increase highway funding in the stimulus bill. Continue reading

Highway Needs, Climate Change, and Planned Growth

Highway Users President & CEO Greg Cohen testified before the Select Committee on Global Warming on highway needs, land use policy, and climate change. Continue reading

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