Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2004  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Named As Senate Conferee On Transportation Bill  

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was named as a conferee on the 6-year highway and transit bill.

The House and Senate passed different versions of the bill earlier this year and the two bills will be reconciled in the conference committee before becoming law. As a conferee, Boxer will play a key role in negotiating the bill.

"I am very pleased to have been named a conferee to help shape the transportation bill," said Boxer. "This bill will have an enormous impact on California's economy by creating jobs, easing congestion, and increasing the efficiency of moving goods that come through our ports."

"California has some of the most congested regions in the country. I will work with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to ensure that the final bill will meet California's needs," stated Boxer.

After the conferees reach an agreement on the transportation bill it proceeds to the House and Senate for a final vote and then to the President for his signature.