Surface Transportation Bill Clears U.S. House, Includes Woodall Legislation


Washington, DC – November 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to authorize, fund, and reform the nation’s transportation programs and infrastructure projects. H.R. 22, the “DRIVE Act,” provides 3 years of guaranteed funding and includes a provision ensuring that funding can be extended to 6 years as budget offsets are agreed upon.

Using his own amendment as an example, H.R. 22 includes language from a previously introduced standalone bill that would remove regulatory barriers for veterans resuming or beginning work in the trucking industry. The “VETOPPS Act,” as it is known, is a result of a conversation Woodall had with a constituent familiar with the problem, and is now on its way to becoming law

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.

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