Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations

Jun 9, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement today on his opposition to the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations:

“I stand in staunch opposition to this legislation that freezes or cuts critical transportation investments and housing programs that assist vulnerable families in Ohio and across the nation.

"There are 70,000 bridges in the United States that are structurally deficient and one-third of our roads are in poor or mediocre condition. The numbers don’t lie. Communities all around the country are dealing with crumbling infrastructure that is  urgently in need of improvements and repairs.

"America’s infrastructure is what allows our private businesses and our economy to thrive. Everyone in our community – from business leaders, teachers, law enforcement, and our families and friends – rely on these public investments daily. These are things we may take for granted, but they make life in America what it is today – and this legislation only perpetuates the deterioration of our most critical infrastructure needs.”