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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Trump administration unveiled its infrastructure proposal.

“Unlike the federal government, for years, the state of Tennessee has made the tough decisions necessary to run a debt free road program while maintaining its infrastructure in a responsible way,” said Corker. “While I have consistently offered solutions to the fiscal challenges facing our federal highway program, I am open to alternative proposals and applaud the administration for envisioning a new way to leverage many of our existing resources to spur further state infrastructure investment.”

Corker has long called for a solution to the funding challenges facing our federal highway program. In 2014, he supported legislation to gradually reduce the gas user fee and transfer authority of the federal highway and transit programs to states. In 2015, he proposed a revenue neutral proposal that would have provided stable funding for the Highway Trust Fund.

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