Johnson Comments on House Passage of St. Croix River Crossing Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Senator Ron Johnson (WI) made the following statement today after the House of Representatives approved S. 1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Authorization Act. The measure passed the Senate on January 23, and will now be sent to the President:

“I’m gratified that the House of Representatives has given final approval to the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act. After having passed the Senate with unanimous support, I am very hopeful that the President will sign this important legislation into law.

“This bill authorizes no additional federal funding. The state governments will take the lead in financing this initiative. The only question at this point is whether Washington will continue to prevent the states from acting to address this longstanding problem. I’m pleased that a broad majority of both the House and the Senate agree: it is time for the federal government to get out of the way.

"This legislation would not have passed without the leadership of Senator Amy Klobuchar and the help of Senators Al Franken and Herb Kohl. I’m also gratified that so many of my Wisconsin delegation colleagues in the House, led by Congressman Sean Duffy, supported this initiative."