Senate Democrats

Reid: Democrats’ Support Of Highway Funds Will Create Jobs, Improve Roads

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans dropped their opposition to funding necessary highway projects by transferring $8 billion from the General Fund to the Highway Trust Fund:

“I am pleased that after months of partisan delay, Senate Republicans have finally recognized that we must act to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from drying up.  Each $1 billion we spend on highway projects creates 47,500 jobs; in a year when employers have cut good-paying jobs every single month and when the unemployment rate has reached a five-year high, it is past time that we act to strengthen our economy and improve our roads.”