Nadler Applauds President Biden’s FY24 Budget for Including Over $1 Billion in Combined Funding for the Hudson Tunnels and Second Avenue Phase II Projects
Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler applauded the Federal Transit Administration’s prioritization of over $1 billion in combined funding for the Hudson Tunnels and Second Avenue Subway projects in New York’s 12th Congressional District.
“Since he took office, President Biden has broken the decades of neglect and disinvestment in our nation’s infrastructure system,” said Congressman Nadler. “With today’s recommendation of $700 million for construction of the Hudson Tunnels Project and $496 million for Phase II of the Second Avenue Subway, the President has once again demonstrated his commitment to projects that will make a real difference in the lives of Americans.”
“As a former House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member, I’m proud to have championed these projects from their infancy and will continue to fight for this funding in the FY24 Appropriations Bills. Construction of Phase II of the Second Avenue Subway will end the longstanding transit desert impacting my East Side and Harlem constituents, improving mobility for residents and commuters alike. In addition, the Hudson Tunnels project will improve reliability for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who travel the Northeast Corridor on Amtrak and N.J. Transit each year.”
“In addition to this critical funding for New Yorkers, I’m also proud that President Biden’s budget proposal will strengthen the sustainability of Medicare and Social Security while lowering the deficit by $3 Trillion.”
“While House Republicans continue to threaten a catastrophic default of our fragile economy by using the full faith and credit of the United States as a bargaining chip, President Biden has now laid out his vision for the future of America. I implore House Republicans to stop hiding their plan from the American people and work in good-faith way to fund the government and prioritize the needs of working families over their wealthy, well-connected donors.”