ACT NOW: Tell Sen. Manchin to Co-sponsor Padilla/Cornyn/Van Hollen Amendment 2315 to Fund Scenic Byways in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is moving forward in the Senate RIGHT NOW without any dedicated funding for scenic byways.
With your help, we can change that.
Sens. Alex Padilla (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) filed an amendment to provide dedicated funding over five years for our nation's most scenic and iconic roadways in this legislation. The amendment authorizes first-year funding of $55 million and scales up over the life of the bill. Sen. Manchin will help decide the fate of this legislation.
Fill out this form to tell Sen. Manchin to co-sponsor Padilla/Cornyn/Van Hollen Amendment 2315.
The Senate is expected to meet THIS WEEK to determine the final draft of its version of the surface transportation reauthorization. The time to act to secure funding for our scenic byways is now.
The Legislation Needs to Provide Dedicated Funding for Scenic Byways
Currently, the Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act includes NO funding for the National Scenic Byways Program. Funding is needed to support projects that create new jobs and jump-start tourism in communities across the country-- particularly here in West Virginia.
If the legislation passes without funding for byways, another five years may pass without federal support for this critical program.
If you believe in the importance of promoting byways, it is critical that you add your name and email address to this form and it will be delivered to your Senator's transportation staff.
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