Hastings Introduces the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act of 2020

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 19, 2020 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement after introducing the Farm-to-Market Road Repair Act, legislation that will expand eligibility for the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to include rural roads that serve to transport agriculture products from farms or ranches to the marketplace. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation).

“American agricultural communities play a pivotal role in the economy within my district and across America. These farms and ranches provide the communities they serve with fresh products daily, ensuring consumers have an adequate and healthy food supply. Unfortunately, many of the roads are deteriorating. As Congress debates how to move forward with a bold plan to address infrastructure, we need to ensure road-repair projects like these do not fall by the wayside as we seek to address other larger infrastructure projects.”

“Today, I proudly introduced legislation to ensure that these vital rural road projects are eligible for the same federal assistance available to other worthy projects. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure passage of this important legislation.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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