Westerman Addresses Federal Highway Trust Fund Crisis

May 15, 2015
Blog Post
Speech Delivered On House Floor on Friday, May 15, 2015

“Mr. Speaker, with this being National Infrastructure Week, I want to call attention to the crisis facing the Federal Highway Trust Fund. In my home state of Arkansas, the Highway and Transportation Department canceled several projects due to the depletion of the trust fund. It is vital that we find a solution to this crisis that finances the Trust Fund for the long term and keeps our roads and highways safe for travel and commerce. That is why next week, I plan to file legislation to plug the $15 billion deficit in the trust fund without raising taxes. It will be common sense legislation that Members on both sides of the aisle should get behind in order to fund our critical infrastructure construction and maintenance and to avoid these crisis deadlines in the future.”