Lewis Leads House in Saving Transportation Funding, Jobs
On Wednesday, July 23rd, Congressman Lewis led the Congressional debate on H.R. 6532, the Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act. This legislation passed by a vote of 387 to 37, and the President signed it into law on September 15, 2008.
H.R. 6532 does not cost any additional money but simply restores $8 billion to the Highway Trust Fund, the federal account that finances the nation’s state and local road and transit initiatives. These dollars were transferred out of the Trust Fund at a time when there was a surplus; that surplus has dried up and there is a shortfall. Without this bill Georgia would lose $400 million and 14,000 jobs.