Investment in transportation infrastructure is a paramount duty of government and has a tangible effect on economic growth. The Sixth Congressional District serves as a vital transportation hub with interregional freight corridors, airports, major waterways, rail and commuter lines that move goods and services across the globe. Instead of pet projects and “bridges to nowhere," funding to improve roads, bridges, and highways needs to be targeted and efficient.
Congress must provide certainty to states by providing long-term federal transportation funding for needed infrastructure repairs and improvements. Continuing the capacity expansion of Interstate 94 W Corridor; rail-grade separation and safety improvements along US-10; and supporting transportation initiatives in the district will be my top priorities during the 114th Congress.
Congress must also work to pass Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization to protect our air transportation system, carriers and maintain the safest travel possible.
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Washington, D.C. – Last month, the Minnesota Delegation, led by Congressman Emmer and Congresswoman McCollum, sent a letter to Secretary Chao and Secretary Tillerson requesting full and fair enforcement of United States open skies agreements.
Current violations of these agreements, specifically by Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, puts U.S. airline companies and international hubs such as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport at a competitive disadvantage, having a direct impact on jobs and revenue.
Washington D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) reintroduced his legislation, the National Interchange/Intersection Safety Construction Program (NIISCP) Act, which prioritizes funding for intersections and interchanges, improves safety, and increases local control over federal transportation dollars.
Washington, D.C. – Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and José E. Serrano (D-NY) sent a letter last week to World Bank President, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, with 39 of their colleagues urging him to improve road safety in developing countries.
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) introduced two pieces of legislation this week—the Keeping Our Promises to Veterans Act of 2015 and the National Interchange/Intersection Safety Construction Program Act of 2015. These are Emmer’s first bills introduced as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
H.R. 1532, the Keeping Our Promises to Veterans Act of 2015
On January 8, 2015, Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) delivered his first speech on the House Floor, urging his colleagues to back the passage of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Watch the video here: