W.Va. Representatives Support House Transportation Bill

Nov 5, 2015

Credit Sarah Lowther Hensley / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia’s representatives gave their support to a U.S. House bill that authorizes spending up to $325 billion on transportation projects during the next six years.

After three days of debate and some 100 amendments considered, House Resolution 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, passed on a vote of 363 to 64. The bill approves more than $300 billion in spending on the country’s transportation projects. It includes $261 billion for roads and bridges.

All three West Virginia representatives, David McKinley, Alex Mooney, and Evan Jenkins voted in favor of the bill, saying it will help to provide West Virginia with the tools it needs to clean up its roads and bridges, and provide jobs.

The House version of the bill also makes reforms to streamline permitting, give states and communities flexibility to address their priorities, and promote innovative approaches.

The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for its consideration.