By Keith Laing - 08/27/13 04:04 PM EDT
"Transportation is an engine for growing our economy and creating American jobs," Foxx continued. "Every day, people and businesses rely on a multi-modal transportation system to travel and to move goods to consumers at home and abroad. We know that wherever we invest in transportation infrastructure, opportunities for countless Americans follow."
Lawmakers were unable to pass a new funding bill for the DOT before they left for their traditional August recess earlier this month. The House pulled a measure for the transportation and Housing and Urban Development from consideration when it became clear the bill would not be able to pass.