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Sen. Susan Collins Says ‘It’s Hard to See’ Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill This Year

Sen. Susan Collins Says ‘It’s Hard to See’ Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill This Year

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018 12:00 PM, EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top transportation funding leader expressed pessimism over whether her chamber would advance a long-term infrastructure measure this year, a sentiment shared by the Trump White House.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) emphasized that transportation funding bills the Senate considered last year, as well as this year, are “down payments on the infrastructure reform that the administration has advanced.”

“And, but, whether there will be a comprehensive infrastructure bill, it’s hard to see how that’s going to get done this year,” she told Transport Topics on June 5, soon after her appropriations transportation subcommittee advanced a fiscal 2019 funding measure for programs at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the measure June 7... FULL ARTICLE

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