31 Jan '12, 3pm

Worst. Transportation Bill. Ever.

Partisanship is the reason for constant gridlock in Congress. One exception has been the issue of transportation. NRDC is on the record -- analyzing and critiquing yet supporting -- the bipartisan federal transportation bill that passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Passage of that bill through committee was made possible by the collaboration of two leaders diametrically opposed on the partisan spectrum: Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK). Boxer and Inhofe cobbled together a two-year transportation bill called MAP-21, and while it is far from perfect it includes some advances in transportation policy . Better yet is the Senate Commerce Committee’s addition to the bill, which includes provisions that would benefit our environment . This is a stark contrast with the House of Representatives, which is rolling out its uniquely terrible bill i...

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