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Amendment to provide stable funding for TIGER program has a long list of Senate co-sponsors

29 Jul 2015 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , ,

In the week before tomorrow’s final vote on the Senate’s three-year transportation bill, Senator Patty Murray’s (D-WA) amendment to enshrine the TIGER program’s funding into law picked up at least 27 co-sponsors. The TIGER program represents one of the few ways local communities can directly access federal funds for their local priority projects.

This amendment to the Senate’s transportation bill, though not currently included in the Senate’s draft bill heading for a vote tomorrow, would authorize the TIGER program and provide $500 million per year in contract authority via the Highway Trust Fund. This would provide this popular and oversubscribed program with some long-desired certainty and give local communities more resources they can access directly and win on the merits of their projects.

These TIGER grants have rewarded communities all across the country that are thinking outside the box to cut congestion, improve safety, promote economic development, or improve access to jobs and opportunities through smarter transportation investments.

Check the list below for Senate co-sponsors to date. If your Senator is on the list, call them and say thanks for co-sponsoring this important amendment. If you don’t see your Senator, call them today and ask them to join their fellow colleagues and co-sponsor this important amendment to make TIGER a permanent part of the nation’s transportation program.

Current co-sponsors of Senate Amendment #2416

Blumenthal, Richard – (D – CT)
Booker, Cory A. – (D – NJ)
Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH)
Cantwell, Maria – (D – WA)
Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE)
Cassidy, Bill – (R – LA)
Cochran, Thad – (R – MS)
Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME)
Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE)
Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL)
Franken, Al – (D – MN),
Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA)
Hirono, Mazie K. – (D – HI)
King, Angus S., Jr. – (I – ME)
Leahy, Patrick J. – (D – VT)
Markey, Edward J. – (D – MA)
Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR)
Mikulski, Barbara A. – (D – MD)
Murphy, Christopher – (D – CT)
Reed, Jack – (D – RI)
Schatz, Brian – (D – HI)
Schumer, Charles E. – (D – NY)
Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL)
Udall, Tom – (D – NM)
Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA)
Warren, Elizabeth – (D – MA)
Wyden, Ron – (D – OR)