Benson Statement on Trump Gateway Tunnel Veto Threat
(HAMILTON) – Assembly Transportation Chairman Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday on President Trump’s threat to veto any spending bill that includes funding for a new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River:
“It’s beyond belief that the Chief Executive of the United States would risk both the national economy and our homeland security for any reason, let alone pure partisan politics. It’s a complete failure of leadership.
“President Trump knows New York City and he knows New Jersey. If he doesn’t understand the importance of safe, reliable and modern public transportation in this region, than he doesn’t understand anything.
“The Gateway project must be our top infrastructure priority. Every reasonable person gets it. We must continue this fight at every level until we get the funding that this region and its workers so desperately need and deserve.”
|For Release:||Deputy Speaker Daniel R. Benson
Transportation & Independent Authorities Committee Chair
|March 8, 2018|