"My amendment would allow churches and civic organizations to keep their signs that are larger than 8 square feet," Mr. Mullin said on the House floor. "This is a reasonable amendment. It would be beneficial to the safety of the traveling public and allow our federal government to focus its resources on more critical infrastructure uses. We need to be focusing on repairing our roads and bridges, not tearing down church signs."
Mr. Mullin added: "Our churches and our civic organizations have better ways to spend their limited resources than tearing down signs. Our states would have more time on their hands to be looking at our roads and bridges if they didn't have to go out and enforce a law that our state doesn't even want."