Mica: Stop Criticizing Highway Bill

The Chamber of Commerce's criticism of the House Republican proposal for a new federal highway bill was "disappointing" and "a potential setback" to enacting the bill, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) told the organization that is usually a GOP ally this week.

In a letter to Chamber President Thomas Donohue that was obtained Friday by The Hill, Mica said the Chamber should recognize the political climate surrounding his proposal for a six-year, $230 billion Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, or SAFETEA-LU, transportation bill.

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