Rockefeller Says House Should Not Leave for Easter Without Passing Two-Year Surface Transportation Bill

March 29, 2012

Chairman RockefellerWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued the following statement after the Senate passed a 90-day extension of the nation’s surface transportation programs:

“The House should have passed the sensible, bipartisan bill approved by the Senate earlier this month.  Kicking the can down the road for another 90 days is not good policy.  While I am relieved that we’ve been able to avoid letting our job-critical and surface transportation safety programs lapse, I’m frustrated that the House has been unable to act on the Senate’s bipartisan two-year reauthorization, which passed with 74 votes.”