- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will be joining the Republican governor of Alabama in testifying before a U.S. Senate committee about the need for continued federal funding of state transportation projects.

Shumlin says if federal funding isn’t resolved by May, road, bridge and other transportation projects in Vermont and other states will be in jeopardy, and the nation’s infrastructure will continue to deteriorate.

He’s heading to Washington on Wednesday to join Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley in testimony to the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works.

Shumlin has a sympathetic ear in the Senate in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders introduced legislation on Tuesday to spend $1 trillion dollars on the nation’s infrastructure in the next five years.

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