With the cancelation of the fall legislative veto session, Senate Transportation Minority Spokesperson Don DeWitte (R-St. Charles) and Senate Transportation Chair Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) pledged to continue to work together to improve Illinoisâ€™ infrastructure.
Senators DeWitte and Villivalam said they remain committed to working in a bipartisan manner on a number of issues.
â€œEven though the Illinois General Assembly will not be convening for veto session due to the recent rise in COVID-19 infections and increasing hospitalizations, we pledge to continue to do the work of the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee, includingâ€”among other vital issuesâ€”ensuring the Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan is executed in a responsible and transparent manner,â€ Villivalam said. â€œWe remain committed to ensuring our roads, highways and bridges are safe.â€
â€œThroughout the pandemic, we have been meeting with state agencies and key stakeholders virtually and convening several committee hearings, to make sure that we improve the stateâ€™s transportation and infrastructure system,â€ DeWitte said. â€œThere's much work to be done and we will continue to do it. The taxpayers of our state deserve no less.â€
The current 101st General Assembly wraps up business in January, and the legislative process starts anew on Jan. 13, 2021 when members of the 102nd General Assembly will be sworn in.