Following subcommittee hearing, highway bill moves forward

Following last week’s hearing on pending transportation legislation, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) spoke in support of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s testimony at the hearing and advocacy for bipartisan progress on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill. 

“As representative for the people of north Missouri, a state with over 130,000 highway miles and over 24,000 bridges to maintain, a long-term highway bill is top priority, I appreciate Secretary Foxx testifying before our committee and am confident that meeting America’s transportation needs is a place where the Administration and Congress can find common ground,” Graves, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said. “There is no such thing as Republican roads or Democrat roads.”

This was the Highways and Transit Subcommittee’s first hearing of the year to discuss the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill, also known as the “Highway Bill.”


“Transportation is a bipartisan issue with many needs that must be addressed,” Graves said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to do so by securing a long-term highway bill that improves our nation’s highway system, allows U.S. businesses to remain competitive, and creates jobs in Missouri and across the country.”