Jul 31, 2013
Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Failure of the Transportation and Housing Bill
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after the House failed to move forward with a bipartisan transportation and housing bill:
“Once again, House Republicans’ refusal to compromise will be a jobs killer, threatening essential functions and critical investments in our roads and housing. The decision by House Republicans to pull the transportation and housing bill from consideration is simply the latest catastrophe in a long string of disasters and further proves to the American people that this Republican Congress has the wrong priorities and the wrong agenda when it comes to job creation.
“The American people are demanding solutions, and it's unconscionable that House Republicans would rather run out the clock and head for vacation than compromise and make transportation infrastructure and housing investments that will grow our economy and create jobs.”