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Sen. Boxer releases statement on Conference Committee's work


Yesterday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a statement following a meeting called by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

Boxer’s statement was related to the work of the House and Senate Transportation Conference Committee, which she chairs and which has been meeting for more than a month to negotiate a compromise on a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill. The current legislation, which is an extension to the SAFETEA-LU law, will expire June 30.

“Senate Leader Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner have told [Transportation and Infrastructure Committee] Chairman John Mica and me to finish our work this week on the transportation bill,” Boxer said in her prepared statement. “I have asked Chairman Mica to meet continually over the next several days to achieve this deadline.”

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