Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today made the following remarks regarding the Bush Administration's announcement that the Highway Trust Fund could begin to run out of money as early as next week:

Senator Boxer said: "Today the Bush Administration has finally stopped denying there is a dangerous shortfall in the federal fund that helps states pay for critical highway construction. Three times the Senate has brought up legislation to restore money to the Highway Trust Fund and protect millions of construction jobs, but Republicans have put up roadblocks and filibusters over and over again. It's time that Republican opponents to action move out of the way so we can solve this transportation crisis now."

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