More on Transportation
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Coloradans in Congressional District Four are represented by someone who understands the needs of the people he represents. Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04) has taken a leading role in finding a common sense solution to the rebuilding of our nation's infrastructure. He is a co-sponsor of the Transportation Empowerment Act, which completely reforms current highway funding programs by transferring authority over federal highway and transit programs to the states.
A diverse coalition of hard-line conservatives and centrist Republicans came together late Tuesday night to nearly deprive the annual 2016 spending bill for transportation and housing programs of the votes to pass.
The measure came close to failing on the House floor in a razor-thin 216-210 vote that could have delivered a blow to GOP leaders.