Senate Democrats

Don’t Shortchange Jobs to Politicize Women’s Health

With 70,000 bridges “structurally deficient,” roads crumbling and highways in need of repair, it’s time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Surface Transportation jobs bill, sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.).

This legislation would put 2 million hard-working Americans back on the job while at the same time investing in repairing our infrastructure.

With this bill, Republicans have an opportunity to show they can focus on job creation, and we hope they’ll seize it.  Unrelated legislation that would limit women’s access to health care has no place in a transportation bill.

Americans, especially the struggling middle class, have no appetite for political games.

As Nevada Senator Harry Reid said earlier today, “I would like to believe they [Republicans] share our goal, as Eisenhower and Reagan did, of rebuilding a world-class transportation system to support a world-class economy.”

Watch the video clip below to learn more about the bill, and how it would restore critical jobs.