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Congresswoman McCollum: Rep. Bachmann’s $700 Million Mega-Bridge Will Cause Traffic Misery for Highway 36

February 28, 2012
Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 28, 2012
Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) issued the following statement, regarding The St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act (S. 1134), which is expected to be debated on the U.S. House floor tomorrow. This bill authorizes construction of a $700 million mega-bridge over the protected St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, which benefits only 18,000 cars per day.

"I know Rep. Bachmann is working to deliver her $700 million mega-bridge for Wisconsin commuters, which raises taxes on Oak Park Heights families and causes traffic misery for residents along Highway 36. This is a bad bill for the majority of my constituents."

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations and Budget Committees.

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