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Highway Users Statement on House Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Daisy Singh, info@highways.org 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),” by a bipartisan vote of 228 to 206 with thirteen Republicans supporting the bill. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for his signature.

“The Highway Users is thrilled to see this historic bill pass the House after such a roller coaster ride. The bill will provide $550 billion in spending above the budget baseline over five years and includes S. 1931, the surface transportation reauthorization bill that passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in May. This vitally important legislation includes increases for highway funding via formula, a focus on investment in roadway safety, important streamlining provisions, significant bridge investments, and preserves flexibility to invest in both new capacity and improvements to existing roadways that will make every road user’s trip safer and more reliable,” stated Laura Perrotta, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance.

“This bill will be a game changer for all highway users going forward and will truly help to tackle the massive backlog of road and bridge investment needs that exist across the country,” stated Perrotta.

The Highway Users is very supportive of the robust funding levels for highways, bridges, and roadway safety in the IIJA. Additionally, increasing Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) investment will help move our nation toward zero deaths on our roadways.

We would like to thank the members of the House who worked so hard to get a vote done on this bill tonight after a very difficult and tumultuous few months. Additionally, the Highway Users would like to thank our members for your support and passion to get this bill across the finish line.

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The American Highway Users Alliance represents motorists, RV enthusiasts, truckers, bus companies, motorcyclists, and a broad cross-section of businesses that depend on safe and efficient highways to transport their families, customers, employees, and products. Highway Users members pay the taxes that finance the federal highway program and advocate public policies that dedicate those taxes to improved highway safety and mobility.  

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