April 23, 2015

Shelby Opening Statement at Hearing on Surface Transportation Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, April 23, 2015 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, today delivered the following opening remarks during a full committee hearing on “Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Building on the Successes of MAP-21 to Deliver Safe, Efficient and Effective Public Transportation Services and Projects.”
The text of Chairman Shelby’s remarks, as prepared, is below.  

“On Tuesday, Acting Administrator, Therese McMillan, testified before the Committee on the reauthorization of MAP-21.
“Today we will hear from four panelists representing a broad cross-section of business, industry and labor impacted by MAP-21.
“A long-term reauthorization bill will provide certainty and stability to communities and their citizens as well as business and industry.
“However, any reauthorization proposal Congress considers must be fiscally responsible and balance spending needs with long-term sustainability, flexibility, and innovation.
“I look forward to hearing from our panelists on these issues.”