Bensonhurst Bean recently ran several posts on an attempt by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut funding for mass transit from a federal transportation bill.
A bi-partisan group in Congress wrote an amendment to restore transit funding to the bill, which Rep. Nadler introduced.
Nadler put out a press release yesterday applauding reports that House Republicans are revising the measure, known as H.R. 7, to once again include dedicated funding for mass transit:
“I am encouraged by reports that House Republicans are backing off their plans to dismantle transit funding,” Nadler told reporters. “If these reports are true, I am pleased that our efforts to stop devastating transit cuts were successful. However, there are many Republicans in Congress who are clearly against transit and they may try this again. We must remain vigilant and keep the pressure on to protect transit funding. Even with the proposed fix to transit, I remain concerned about many other aspects of this bill. I now call on the Republicans to reach across the aisle, as we have always done in the Transportation Committee, and develop a bipartisan bill that we can all support to meet our nation’s infrastructure needs and create jobs.”
U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler represents New York’s 8th Congressional District, which includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, the Financial District and Battery Park City. In Brooklyn, the 8th District includes parts of Borough Park, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Seagate.