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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R. La) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee added an additional $74 million for Louisiana road and transportation projects in the annual transportation funding bill.  The funding levels approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee would provide an estimated $814 million for Louisiana next year from the Federal Highway Trust fund.   

The bill now moves to the Senate floor for consideration.

“Too many of Louisiana’s roads are axle-breaking insults to modern civilization,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Our roads are also too congested, leading to tragedies like the Memorial Day weekend accident that claimed four lives near Covington.  With a 10% increase in our federal highway funding level, we can get started on making the daily commute safer.”