Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Senate EPW Committee, today released a statement following the Senate passage of H.R. 3819, an extension to authorize federal highway, highway safety, and transit programs through Nov. 20:

 “Our country needs a consensus-based, bipartisan, long-term surface transportation bill that will provide states and local communities the funding and certainty to plan and construct multi-year projects to modernize our infrastructure.  We are pleased that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced a six-year surface transportation bill last week and that the bill is slated to be considered on the House floor next week.  It is time for the House and Senate to get to conference so that we can work out our differences and get the job done now.  There are no excuses for further delay.”