Maria Robertson / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Categories: Advocacy, ATSSA, Infrastructure, Transportation ATSSA President releases statement regarding the House’s failure to pass infrastructure bill ATSSA President & CEO Stacy Tetschner released a statement today regarding the failure of the House of Representatives to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). “The failure of the House of Representatives to do their jobs and pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is disappointing and dangerous. Unfortunately, having to release a statement like this is becoming the norm instead of the exception,” he said. “Congress, specifically the House progressives and House Republican leadership, have decided to use this important historical investment in our nation’s roads, bridges and safety as political leverage. They are playing politics with every road user’s life, instead of protecting them. I would hope that they use the month of November to come to their senses and pass this bipartisan legislation and do the job they were voted into office to carry out.” With the current surface transportation authorization set to expire over the weekend, Congress passed a short-term extension of the FAST Act, the current authorization, which will run until December 3. That action ensures the Highway Trust Fund can remain solvent and prevents any disruption to current projects. Previous Article Congress nears passage of bipartisan infrastructure package, extends current authorization Next Article Voters in Maine and Texas approve infrastructure initiatives Print 1797 Rate this article: 3.0 Tags: FAST Act IIJA Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Please login or register to post comments.