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A safe, efficient and well-maintained infrastructure is not only critical to moving people and products, but it strengthens our nation’s economy. To keep our economy moving, I believe we must invest in and modernize the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and waterways. I remain committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to develop long-term transportation and infrastructure solutions that benefit all Americans.

One of the core functions of the federal government is to ensure that America has the infrastructure to facilitate interstate commerce and strengthen the nation’s competitive edge in the global economy. We must support a comprehensive transportation policy that integrates the needs of the federal government with that of state and local transportation agencies.

I agree with President Trump. It is time to address the decline of our nation’s transportation infrastructure, and I applaud the president for unveiling an optimistic plan to start the dialogue toward solutions. While I am concerned that the president’s plan is too reliant on state and local money, it is still an important step in the right direction. In the months ahead, I hope that bipartisan and bicameral discussion in Congress will take place so we can determine the best infrastructure solutions for the American people.

More on Transportation

July 29, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $26 million for the Norman area in the Transportation Reauthorization Conference Report that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $3 million for the construction of a bypass grade separation in Duncan in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today. The Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (H.R. 3) now awaits action by the Senate.

March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $6 million for the Norman area in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $2 million for improvements at I-35 Interchange at milepost one in Love County in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $1 million for walkways in Midwest City in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $3 million for enhancements to Highway 19 from Ada to Stratford in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $1 million for reconstruction of the I-44/Fort Sill Key Gate interchange in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today.
March 10, 2005 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole voted today for the House Transportation Reauthorization bill, which includes $16 million dollars for projects in Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District.
November 20, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole secured $807,000 for priority projects in the Lawton area in FY05 spending bills that passed in the U.S. House today.
November 20, 2004 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Cole voted today in favor of a combination of spending bills that will fund America's priorities for 2005 while also funding key projects in Oklahoma.

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