Our nation's transportation network, consisting of the highways, interstates, and freeways that connect America, has always been an integral component to sustaining a strong national economy. In Texas, we understand that an efficient and cohesive transportation network is vital to our state’s growth and prosperity. While I support a strong federal-state partnership when dealing with infrastructure funding, I also believe that any long-term federal transportation proposals must be fiscally responsible and fully paid for.
Fortunately, the United States continues to have the safest aviation system in the entire world, but in recent years, new technologies have been making their way into our airspace. Congress has a responsibility to ensure taxpayer dollars are used to invest in a fiscally sustainable transportation policy that reflects the needs of our local communities and provides certainty to the job creators that depend on a strong transportation infrastructure. As your Member of Congress, I support any and all efforts to ensure the United States remains at the forefront of aviation technology, and more importantly safety.
You may be interested to know that I am a co-sponsor of the following legislation:
- H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017, was introduced by Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) on July 18, 2017. I am a proud co-sponsor of this legislation which would provide for an additional two-year delay before mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) on all American freight trucks.
- H.R. 2029, SIGN Act, was introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) on April 6, 2017. I am a proud co-sponsor of this legislation which would allow states the opportunity to use clearer font on their roadway signs in order to keep drivers safe.