Statement of Senator Jim Jeffords
Highway Bill Conference Report "Mr. President, the bill we are about to vote on is good for the nation. This bill will save lives by making our roads safer. This bill will reduce traffic congestion by making our roads and bridges more efficient. This bill will boost local economies by creating hundreds of thousands of jobs across the nation. It may have taken us three long years to get here, but the impact of this bill will be felt for decades to come. Mr. President, this bill will affect every American in some way. This bill provides the biggest investment in our roads, highways, bridges and transit systems in our nation’s history.”