Senator Boxer said: "It is a great day when the Senate, in an overwhelmingly bipartisan way, votes to save 1.8 million jobs and create up to 1 million more jobs. My deepest thanks to EPW Committee's Ranking Member, Senator James Inhofe, for being such a great partner in this effort. I call on the House of Representatives to take our bill, pass it, and send it to the President's desk so that we can give a needed boost to our economic recovery and our aging infrastructure."
Senator Boxer and Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) worked together with their Senate colleagues to develop the two-year surface transportation bill, which will maintain funding at current levels, indexed for inflation. The current transportation authorization is set to expire on March 31st.