Campaign 2010

Mar 25, 2009

Representative Cassidy Just Says ‘No’ to Major Roads Improvements for Baton Rouge

 

 

Eighty-six million dollars in federal funding will soon be put to work on major road improvements in Baton Rouge, no thanks to Representative Bill Cassidy (LA-06). 

 

Representative Cassidy voted against funding major road improvements in Baton Rouge that will put Louisianans to work and make it easier to travel along Interstate 10 between Siegen Lane and Highland Road.

 

"Representative Cassidy has some explaining to do about why he voted to block shovel-ready projects that will improve Baton Rouge roads and create jobs," said Jessica Santillo, Southern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

 

On Tuesday, a Metropolitan Planning Organization approved a plan to dedicate $86 million in federal economic recovery funding to improving roads in Baton Rouge.

 

Background

 

  • Federal funding for the Baton Rouge road projects comes from the economic recovery package, which Representative Cassidy opposed.

 

  • Rep. Bill Cassidy voted against final passage economic recovery package [Roll Call Vote, 2/13/2009]

 

  • Rep. Bill Cassidy voted against the economic recovery package again [Roll Call Vote, 1/28/2009]

 

  • On Tuesday, a Metropolitan Planning Organization approved plans to make major improvements on Baton Rouge area roads using federal economic recovery money. [Baton Rouge Advocate, 3/25/09]

 

 

 

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