“NO” ON HIGHWAY TRUST FUND BAILOUT (HR 5021)
The Club for Growth urges all House members to oppose the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (HR 5021). A vote is expected later this week. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
This bill uses budget gimmicks and fee increases to bail out a wasteful and inefficient program that shouldn’t even exist. If House leaders were serious about fiscal responsibility, they should promote comprehensive reforms that will prevent a future bailout from occurring. Or, at the very least, they should cut spending elsewhere in the budget. Members should vote “NO” on HR 5021 and then consider co-sponsoring the Transportation Empowerment Act (HR 3486), which dramatically reduces the federal gas tax and devolves most transportation authority back to the states.
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