“We hit on water and water reuse,” Williams said. “Anyone from Oklahoma is supportive on that.”
While the Oklahoma delegates are supportive of the transportation reauthorization bill, Williams said the problem is money — the bill needs creative funding to do everything it needs to do.
While oil and gas taxes support transportation infrastructure funding, that money is down slightly with electric and natural gas vehicles on the rise. And while tax collections may be slightly depressed, competition for transportation funding by states is strong.
“All of them are just continuing to figure out that funding and how to filter it to the state,” Williams said of his discussions with Oklahoma lawmakers.
Williams said he also thanked Oklahoma’s elected officials for keeping the towers open on the Max Westheimer Airport.
In addition to Williams, Miller and Lewis, the full contingent of Norman visitors to Washington include: John Woods, Robin Allen, Tessa Breder, Andy Sherrer, Mike Fowler, Kelley Grace, Chuck Thompson, Kyle Allison, Maxkenzie Britt, James Chappel, Patrick Grace, Michael Lee, Rick Nagel, Jeff Peters, Dan Schemm, Tom Sherman, Walt Strong, Angie Wright and Devery Youngblood.
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