Senator Boxer Likes LaHood’s 18-Month Highway Trust Extension Plan

Sen.
Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works
Committee and a key player in the federal transportation re-write, just
released a statement hailing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s call for an 18-month extension of the existing transport law:

I am
very pleased that the White House is being proactive in working with the
Congress to address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.  As we work our
way out of this recession, the last thing we want to do is to drastically cut
back on necessary transportation priorities.  The White House proposal to
replenish the Trust Fund until 2011 will keep the recovery and job creation
moving forward and give us the necessary time to pass a more comprehensive
multi-year transportation authorization bill with stable and reliable funding
sources.

  • Senator Barbara Boxer is a good politician with plenty of plans that are very helpful to the citizens. But what I am wondering if the headlines in the newspapers are true. She is making headlines, but it isn’t for doing something useful for the nation or the citizens of California. Barbara Boxer, though rightfully proud of becoming a Senator, grilled Brigadier General Michael Walsh of the Army Corps of Engineers for calling her Ma’am. The title is one of respect, but apparently it wasn’t good enough, so she insisted he call her “Senator.” Senator Boxer would likely give payday loans now to make this go away. The nation has real problems before it, and Barbara Boxer has decided to waste valuable time with trifles rather than put effort and maybe a cash advance into getting something useful done.

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