This week the U.S. House easily approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted federal highway trust fund preventing the shutdown of road construction projects around the country and the loss of as many as 700,000 jobs.
In spite of the fact that the bill will help save the jobs of tens of thousands of Illinois workers at a time when many families are still struggling, our Representative in IL-14 was the only member of the Illinois Congressional delegation casting a ‘No’ vote.
While the bill is imperfect, it is a rare demonstration of the true bipartisanship that most Americans hope for. I commend the 186 Democrats and 181 Republicans who had the foresight to put aside partisan differences, vote for the Bill, keep highway construction going and save jobs.
we are seeing Mr. Hultgren align himself with the far right wing of his party.
Sadly, this is reminiscent of last October when he cast the only Illinois vote
against ending the government shutdown that cost the economy tens of billions