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WASHINGTON – This week, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) testified before the House Appropriations Committee in support of the Community Project Funding requests she submitted to the committee.
Rep. Pressley’s Community Project Funding requests focus on rebuilding a more just and equitable Massachusetts 7th as we recover from the COVID-19 crisis and address deep and persistent inequities.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), co-founder of the House Future of Transportation Caucus, announced that the House Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill, the INVEST in America Act, includes over $18.5 million in federal funding supporting several projects championed by the Congresswoman through the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee.
Member Designated Transportation Projects
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) plans to advance surface transportation authorization legislation this year. Chairman Peter DeFazio announced that the T&I Committee will formally accept requests for projects from House Members.
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), and Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) relaunched the Future of Transportation Caucus, to continue creating a vision for the future of our transportation system that emphasizes equity, access, and sustainability.
On Thursday, Representative Ayanna Pressley joined 32 other members of the U.S. Congress to introduce the Transit Parity Resolution, which calls on the federal government to end its 40-year practice of spending four times as much on highways than on transit.
Since 1982, federal transportation funding has been governed by the “80-20 split,” which restricts the federal Department of Transportation from spending more than 20 percent of its Highway Trust Fund money on transit projects, leaving the majority of federal funding for highway projects.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with 30 Members of Congress, introduced the Transit Parity Resolution calling for equal funding for transit and highways.