Transportation and Infrastructure
Our infrastructure is outdated and already beginning to fail our commuters, businesses and families. That is why, as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee, Congressman Allred supports increased investment and innovative programs to rebuild our highways, airports, bridges, and railroads. Investment in our country’s infrastructure is vital to a prosperous economy, and these projects will create millions of jobs, invigorating local economies, boosting middle-class families, and improving quality of life for Americans everywhere.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a bill that provides a comprehensive investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Allred is a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and helped secure many provisions in the bill that would help North Texas, including his bipartisan legislation with Senator John Cornyn called the RAPID Act.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) last week voted to pass out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee the INVEST in America Act, H.R. 2. The days-long Committee hearing included legislation Allred introduced with Senator John Cornyn and will make much-needed investments in the U.S. transportation system. The bill now awaits action on the House floor.
Cruz, Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Colin Allred say they want answers from FEMA, and hope that they can get FEMA to reverse its decision. The substantial loss of city and school district property should be fairly compensated.
Among the lawmakers to sign the letter was Rep. Colin Allred, a Dallas Democrat whose district was hit hard by the storms.
“Now more than ever, our North Texas community needs these disaster relief funds to support our ongoing tornado recovery efforts,” he said in a news release. “Too many North Texans, as well as our cities, schools and businesses, are still waiting for help.”
"I'm disappointed because I think FEMA has miscalculated how they're looking at our damages. Basically, what they're doing is they're splitting our damages up and saying we don't reach the threshold to get federal support and I don't think that makes any sense considering we were struck by a tornado," U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) said.
Another factor in FEMA’s denial was the agency “putting different costs that we incurred in different buckets,” said Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas. That approach resulted in the region falling short of the threshold to receive aid, he said.
Congressman Colin Allred, along with five other lawmakers, penned a letter to President Donald Trump requesting swift approval of Gov. Greg Abbot’s disaster declaration request, Allred’s office announced.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) today released a report detailing his first year working for the people of the 32nd Congressional District of Texas.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) led a bipartisan group of Texas members of the U.S. House in writing a letter to President Trump urging swift approval of Governor Abbott’s disaster declaration request. If approved, it would make much-needed disaster relief funds available to Texans affected in Dallas, Cameron and Erath counties.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that his bipartisan transportation bill, H.R. 3612, was included as language in the must-pass Continuing Resolution. The Continuing Resolution passed with bipartisan support today. The bill will repeal a provision that prevents Texas from receiving about $960 million in federal transportation funds, thus securing these funds.