Mica to Introduce House Highway/Energy Bill this Afternoon

American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act said to be a five-year transportation infrastructure program that also removes barriers to domestic energy production

House Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and committee members will roll out a long-term reauthorization and reform of transportation programs at a press conference today at 3 p.m.

This cornerstone proposal of the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act will reform and streamline transportation programs, cut red tape in the project approval process, increase states’ flexibility to fund their most critical needs, and encourage private sector participation in financing and building projects.

Mica says the legislation will be the largest transportation reform bill since the Interstate Highway System was created in 1956. Furthermore, this legislation will contain no earmarks. The previous surface transportation law contained over 6,300 earmarks.

The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act is a House initiative to improve our nation’s infrastructure, reauthorize our transportation programs for five years, remove barriers to domestic energy production, and put Americans back to work.

WHO: U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), Chairman, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

WHAT: Press Conference and Rollout: Transportation Reauthorization
under the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act

WHEN: 3:00 PM, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

WHERE: The House Triangle (House side of the Capitol’s East Front)