Washington, D.C. – Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member, issued the following statement today after the Senate voted 83 to 16 to pass the bipartisan House-Senate transportation conference report, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This legislation provides approximately $300 billion for the nation's surface transportation programs over five years. The House passed the measure earlier today with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 359 to 65. The legislation will now go to the President to be signed into law.
Senators Inhofe and Boxer said: "We couldn't be more proud of the overwhelming vote today, because this legislation is essential for jobs, for our safety by rebuilding our roads and bridges, and for our economic standing in the world. We applaud our many colleagues who worked tirelessly alongside our committee through long hours and many negotiations to make this accomplishment happen. The FAST Act has enormous support throughout the country from businesses and workers alike, and we are so pleased that it is now going to the President to be signed into law.”