Congressman Sires Votes for Massive National Infrastructure Legislation
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) issued the following statement regarding his vote for H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act:
“In the years I have served on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I have been working to give our states the resources they need to bring their transit infrastructure into the 21st century. Our states have the need, the know-how, and the labor to move on big infrastructure investments, all they lack is the federal financial help. As my constituents know, New Jersey has been working for years to finance its own major infrastructure effort, the Gateway Project, for years but has had to wait for years while the necessary federal commitment has been held hostage to political games.
“Today, I proudly voted for the Moving Forward Act, a bill I helped craft, to finally move the Gateway Project forward, to finance massive national road and bridge repair, to factor climate change and climate resilience into our infrastructure investments, and to create the national transportation infrastructure network we deserve.
“H.R. 2 is a huge step forward in national infrastructure financing. It puts over $9 billion into projects of national and regional significance, millions of dollars into national road and bridge repair, and for the first time provides billions of dollars for state programs that support carbon pollution reduction. I am proud to have helped craft this bill, to support it in our Committee, to speak in its support on the Floor of the House, and to vote for it.”
H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 233 to 188 and is now pending review in the Senate.