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Congressman Mike Lawler Issues Statement On The Voice Vote Reporting Of H.res 609 Opposing Congestion Pricing

Representative Mike Lawler (NY-17) was pleased to announce his co-sponsorship of H.Res.609 expressing opposition to congestion pricing, a resolution which was introduced by his New York colleague Representative Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY-4), and to see this legislation referred unanimously from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

“As I have said before, congestion pricing is a cash grab by the MTA that will result in citizens of the Hudson Valley having to pay up to $5,000 a year just to commute to work,” said Rep. Mike Lawler (NY-17), Co-Chair of the Anti-Congestion Tax Caucus. “It is an absolutely ridiculous and desperate attempt by Governor Hochul and the MTA to make money off of hardworking people to try and make up for years of financial irresponsibility.”

“I have been pleased to join my colleagues in the bipartisan fight against this terrible cash grab that lines the pockets of the MTA while doing nothing to fix the lack of services for Rockland County residents,” added Rep. Lawler (NY-17). “I am glad that H.Res. 609 reported by voice vote out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on this and other measures to stop congestion pricing dead in its tracks.”

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