Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart: Highway Trust Fund

Jul 29, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) made the following statement regarding the Highway Trust Fund:

“This bill is nothing but a quick fix to a problem that needs a real solution,” said Diaz-Balart.  “That solution exists, but unfortunately Speaker Pelosi prevented Chairman Oberstar, Ranking Member Mica and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee from bringing forth that legislation.”

“We need to invest in our deficient transportation infrastructure system which will create thousands of jobs and stimulate our nation’s economic growth.  The RECLAIM Act would create jobs without further increasing the deficit or the national debt, and would allow investment in our nation’s roads and bridges,” said Diaz-Balart.  

In June, Diaz-Balart introduced the Highway Trust Fund RECLAIM Act, which would rescind unused, already appropriated funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and assign them to the Highway Trust Fund, which is expected to become insolvent in just a few weeks.