Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 22 – the DRIVE Act. This legislation reauthorizes federal surface transportation programs through FY2021 while providing long-term certainty for state and local governments, flexibility for states to invest in transportation infrastructure, reforms permitting processes and eliminates duplicative bureaucratic burdens.
“Strengthening our infrastructure is critical to improving our North Country economy, and I was pleased to help the House pass this six year highway bill today,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Our economy needs predictability and certainty, and this highway bill would allow us to stop passing short term, stop-gap measures so that businesses can plan and grow. This legislation would also reauthorize important highway safety programs so help keep North Country families safe.”
H.R. 22 passed the House by a vote of 363-64 and will now go to conference with the Senate.