LaTourette Praises Highway Bill as Opportunity for Growth

Published December 3, 2015

WASHINGTON The Main Street Partnership Chairman and former Congressman Steve LaTourette (R-OH) made the following statement on House passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 22 – Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act:

 “By passing a fully-funded, 5-year highway bill, Congress has ensured economic certainty for the thousands of men and women who will work to improve our nation’s critical infrastructure. Creating a more modern infrastructure will also make it easier for our nation of builders to get their goods and services to more markets more efficiently which can only further grow our economy and create more jobs. This is commonsense pro-growth legislation and I look forward to the President signing it into law.”

In June, the Main Street Partnership and LaTourette released a white paper titled American Infrastructure Improvements: The Case for a Republican Infrastructure Investment Proposal at a press conference along side House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Main Street Members Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Ryan Costello (R-PA). The white paper laid out what the Main Street Partnership considers priorities for the highway bill, where Congress could find common ground with the White House, and potential funding mechanisms.

LaTourette, while in Congress, served as the Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.

About Main Street Partnership: The Main Street Partnership was founded in 1997 to promote thoughtful leadership in the Republican Party and to develop and advocate for pragmatic, commonsense solutions to the challenges our country faces. Main Street is aligned with the governing wing of the Republican Party and centrist policymakers. Main Street’s membership is comprised of mainstream, fiscally conservative elected members of Congress. Main Street works with our elected officials, members, supporters and allies to develop and promote policy for implementation at appropriate levels of government.