Ken Buck Votes to Return Transportation Decisions to States
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ken Buck voted to support local transportation decisions in the conference report on H.R. 22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 (FAST Act). This legislation increases surface transportation spending levels beyond the bills passed in both the House and Senate, blowing past Highway Trust Fund expected revenue by $70 billion. Further, Highway Trust Fund dollars are still used on non-highway projects. Funding for the bill is achieved through budget gimmicks, including another raiding of America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Additionally, the legislation includes a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, a crony-capitalist government financing program.
“With the FAST Act, Washington, D.C. voted to continue its tight-grip on transportation spending in America,” Congressman Ken Buck stated. “I trust the commissioners in the 4th Congressional District to build a better, cheaper road than bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.