A loss of federal funding could threaten the future of subway track work (Source: MTA via Flickr)
The following is a press release from the office of U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
By Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) – 02/06/12 04:36 PM ET
Last week, House Republicans on both the Transportation and Infrastructure and the Ways and Means committees approved the worst transportation bill I have seen in my 19 years in Congress.
Perhaps the worst provision of this terrible bill – H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act – would eliminate the guaranteed funding for mass transit that we have relied on for 30 years, and would make transit dependent on the politics of annual appropriations, which, if the last year has taught us anything, leads to dysfunction and inaction. Continue Reading »
(by Freedom To Marry via flickr)
It’s still unclear whether Congress and President Obama will reach an agreement on raising the U.S. debt ceiling before the U.S. defaults on August 2, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants to try and get that ball rolling.
Yesterday, Nadler called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to take “a simple vote on increasing the debt limit.” From the floor he declared that, rather than continuing in their battle over the budget, Congress should be tackling the country’s economic problems- namely employment, as well as conducting normal day-to-day business.
The Congressman also remarked that the House Republicans’ proposal to cut spending was a potential danger to the economy.
Rep. Nadler instead supports a plan proposed by Senate Democrats. Click here to find out what Nadler said as well as for a chance to let your opinion be heard