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Moran Issues Statement on DOT Furloughs

by ARLnow.com March 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm 1 Comment

Arlington’s U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) has issued a statement on the Senate filibuster that has resulted in 2,000 Department of Transportation employees being furloughed today. The furloughs have forced a number of federally-funded road construction projects, including the George Washington Parkway Humpback Bridge project, to temporarily shut down.

Here’s Rep. Moran’s statement:

Critical government programs and transportation projects are being held captive to the political posturing of a single individual in the U.S. Senate.

Key federal construction projects already underway in Virginia – including the $36 million project to replace the Humpback Bridge on the George Washington Parkway – remain at a standstill, with hundreds of workers off the job due to the furloughing of federal inspectors.

I urge the Senate to quickly address this political malfeasance so our vital transportation projects can get back on track and those struggling to find a job aren’t left out in the cold.

  • Steve

    Sorry, but there is no filibuster. There is simply no unanimity on the bill. If the senate finds 60 votes to bring the bill to the floor they’ll get their bill, even though it doesn’t comply with the paygo rules that Obama so proudly rolled out just a couple months back.

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