Himes Supports FAST Act

December 2, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement on passage of a long-term transportation bill:

“Securing long-term transportation funding is absolutely essential for the continued economic security of families in Southwestern Connecticut and for our sustained growth as a state and country. Today, I voted for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, which will provide $305 billion to fund construction and maintenance of our country’s roads, bridges and rail for the next five years. This stability will allow us to plan for the future with more certainty, create living-wage construction jobs that workers can depend on, and help alleviate the traffic and congestion that costs our region so much time and money.

“This is not a perfect bill, but it represents an important step toward rebuilding our deteriorating physical infrastructure and the possibility of restoring the compromise that is so important to our broken political process. By working across party lines in both the House and the Senate, we were able to achieve this fully funded bill and ensure vital investment.”