Transportation

The Federal Highway Trust Fund is hitting a revenue shortfall and will be unable to meet its spending obligations this spring.  Financed by federal gas taxes, the Trust Fund is the primary source of federal transportation dollars.  Congress must pass a bill that makes the Trust Fund solvent and stable so state and local agencies can plan for the future. 

Historically, Michigan has been a “donor state,” receiving less highway funding back than its residents pay in gas taxes. I will fight to level the playing field for Michigan taxpayers by working to ensure Michigan receives equitable funding for roads and bridges.

More on Transportation

June 7, 2017 Press Release
The Soo Locks are vital to our country. We need to improve the 50-year old infrastructure and build a new lock to grow the economy and protect good-paying jobs for hardworking Michigan residents.
May 26, 2017 Editorial
In Congress, there is bipartisan support for new investment in our country’s infrastructure, but all of those projects will need the iron ore that goes through the Soo Locks and the American steel that comes from it. Funding a new Soo lock is a necessary down payment to ensure these projects happen.
March 31, 2016 Press Release
Rep. Moolenaar's statement of support for new flight connecting Capital Region International Airport and Reagan Washington National Airport.
December 3, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "Restoring crop insurance cuts is vital for the 15,000 farm operators of Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District. Weather can ruin an entire year of crops and without insurance some family farms could lose everything. I am glad we could fix this issue that was created in the October budget agreement and also pass funding for our nation’s critical highway infrastructure needs."
May 19, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House of Representatives passed an extension of the Highway Trust Fund. Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) released the following statement:

“Everyone agrees that our infrastructure needs are critical. We need to make highway funding a higher priority without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and without burdening our children with more debt,” said Moolenaar.

The extension of the Highway Trust Fund passed on a 387-35 vote, with one member voting present.

February 24, 2015 Press Release

Today, President Obama vetoed Senate Bill 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The legislation has bipartisan support in Congress and from a majority of Americans. 

"This afternoon the president vetoed the bipartisan Keystone Pipeline bill, refusing to approve a project that supports good-paying jobs for hard-working Americans and improves our nation's energy security. Congress should override his veto and approve this project for the benefit of our country," said Moolenaar.

February 13, 2015 Press Release
Today, Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland) joined the bipartisan I-69 Caucus. This caucus supports the completion of Interstate 69, which, when finished, will stretch from Port Huron to the U.S.-Mexico border.