(The Hill) — President Obama on Saturday called for Congress to skip the “political posturing in Washington” and pass measures funding the nation’s transportation programs.
In his weekly address, the president said a failure to pass a surface transportation bill would “put a stop to highway construction, bridge repair, [and] mass transit systems.”
“Usually, renewing this transportation bill is a no-brainer,” Obama said in his weekly address. “In fact, Congress has renewed it seven times over the last two years. But thanks to political posturing in Washington, they haven’t been able to extend it this time — and the clock is running out.”
The president said “almost 1 million workers could be in danger of losing their jobs over the next year” if Congress delays funding for too long.