Mitch McConnell Urges Governors To Ignore Infrastructure Law Guidance

7 months ago

Congress may have passed a historic infrastructure overhaul into law, but the fight over how it is implemented is only beginning.

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) wrote a letter to the nation’s governors urging them to ignore the Biden administration’s guidance for how states can use federal funding for construction of highway projects.

The senators accused the Federal Highway Administration of attempting to implement “a wish list of policies not reflected in” the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Congress passed last year on a bipartisan basis. Both McConnell and Capito, the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, voted for the law.

“Nothing in the IIJA provides FHWA with the authority to dictate how states should use their federal formula funding, nor prioritizes public transit or bike paths over new roads and bridges,” the Read Entire Article