Kansas Members of Congress Nancy Boyda & Jerry Moran have teamed up to help fund our Kansas highway system.
Yep, you heard it right- Republicans and Democrats working together in an election year for a common cause.
From KSNT Channel 27 in Topekal:
Fulfilling a promise Congresswoman Nancy Boyda has introduced legislation in the United States House of Representatives to temporarily address a shortage in the Highway Trust Fund.And from the Topeka Capital Journal:
In June a provision to address the transportation shortfall was stripped away in order to ensure Senate passage of the FAA Reauthorization Bill.
Boyda's bill HR6447 will put $8 billion back into the Highway Trust Fund.
Of that $8 billion Kansas will receive about $120 million.
Reps. Nancy Boyda and Jerry Moran have introduced a bill to fix the federal highway fund shortage that threatens to delay or cancel four Kansas transportation projects.
The projected $3.4 billion shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund would leave Kansas $120 million shy of the amount needed to finish work in the final year of its 10-year highway plan.[...]
"We're in a part of the country where we have to move goods like agricultural products," said Moran, a Republican. "So here, the highway system is vital."
Boyda, a Democrat, cautioned against complacency on the issue. She said with declining motor fuels tax revenues and ever-increasing construction costs, the need for a long-term fix is still present.
"This is a stop-gap measure," Boyda said.
Moran said it was unlikely their bill would pass Congress, but he expects action on the issue before lawmakers depart Washington at the end of the year.
Good work, both of you- now both of you work on members in your respective parties and get this thing done for the people of Kansas!