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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

99-NGA27 on Jul 2, 1999

Letter: a letter to Senate leaders from 4 Governors:
Source: National Governor's Association letter to Congress re 1143
On behalf of the nation’s Governors, we are writing to express our serious concerns regarding the transit cap provision included in the fiscal 2000 appropriations bill for the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies.

Governors are concerned that with this provision included the bill does not honor the funding guarantees in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). Specifically, capping a state’s share of transit funding at 12.5 percent of total transit spending abrogates the commitment that Congress made to the states just last year in TEA-21. Congress, with the support of NGA, recently opposed the administration’s attempt to reopen TEA-21 state allocation formulas in the Fiscal Year 2000 budget and should oppose the Appropriations Committee’s action as well.

Your critical leadership on TEA 21 assured that adequate funds were authorized to create a balanced federal transportation program to meet the nation’s varied needs. Transit funding formulas were balanced with hard-won agreements on highway funding formulas. Members made agreements and compromises based on the total surface transportation funding package for their states. We strongly urge you and your colleagues to oppose efforts to reopen the transit and highway allocation formulas through the appropriations process. This will preserve the structure and intent of TEA-21.


  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: Maintain federal funds for transit funding above 12.5% cap

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Democrats participating in 99-NGA27

Tom Carper s1aDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Jeanne Shaheen s1aNH Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 99-NGA27

George Pataki s1aNY Former Republican Governor (1995-2006) 



Independents participating in 99-NGA27

Mike Leavitt s1aUS Cabinet-2008 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


















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