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I had the extraordinary opportunity this past week to tour the new Oakland Bay Bridge suspension section. The Contra Costa Transportation Authority invited me to see the structure and the engineering involved to gain a better appreciation of this and other bridge projects. The Bay Bridge is a critical part of the entire Bay Area and Northern California infrastructure, and is especially crucial for the livelihood of my district, connecting people with goods, services and jobs throughout the region.
Washington – Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) today applauded the U.S. House passage of the FAST Act that included a provision that strikes the prohibition barring municipalities from using tax exempt bonds toward Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects. Last week, Rep. McNerney and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led their House colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging that this provision be included in the final highway-transportation bill language.
Washington – Yesterday, Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) led their House colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the Chairs and Ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, urging the conference committee on the transportation reauthorization bill to include a provision that strikes the prohibition that bars municipalities from using tax exempt bonds toward Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) projects.