Congresswoman Corrine Brown is once again poised to demonstrate her role as a most valuable member of Congress serving on the Conference Committee addressing the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act.
The U.S. House passed that bill last week. It is intended to fund federal transportation projects with up to $325 billion through 2021.
Members of the House and the Senate are meeting as a Conference Committee to reconcile differences between the House and Senate versions of the transportation bill.
“Transportation and infrastructure funding is absolutely critical to the nation, and if properly funded, serves as a tremendous economic boost and job creator,” Congresswoman Brown said. “In fact, Department of Transportation statistics show that for every $1 billion invested in transportation infrastructure, 44,000 jobs are created along with $6.2 billion in economic activity.”