St. Landry

Mar 26, 2014 2:37 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo courtesy: KPEL 96.5 FM)

Bill Fontenot to appear before U. S. Senate

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot will be on Capitol Hill tomorrow to discuss federal road legislation.

Fontenot will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to provide a local perspective on the reauthorization of the bill titled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21.

The legislation was signed into law by President Obama in 2012. The act provided more than $105 billion over two years to fund surface transportation programs in the United States.

Louisiana has received more than $600 million in federal funds under MAP-21 during fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

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