U.S. PIRG Statement: Why U.S. House Focus on Tax Compliance for Transportation Funding Is Better than Proposals for Discounted Repatriation of Offshore Profits
WASHINGTON - Statement by John Olivieri, National Campaign Director for 21st Century Transportation at the United States Public Interest Research Group on this week’s House Plan to Fund the Highway Trust Fund Through the End of the Year
“The new plan put forward by House leaders is not sustainable and is not a long-term solution. It counts savings from measures over as many as 10 years for 5 months of supplemental transportation funding, and in the case of the TSA, the new plan is little more than an accounting maneuver. This is no way to sustainably fund our nation’s transportation system.