Collins Proposes Red Light Act to Withhold Federal Highway Dollars

Bill in response to Green Light NY

Tom Puckett
July 16, 2019 - 11:43 am

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Congressman Chris Collins is taking a swing at Governor Cuomo's recently-signed Green Light NY bill with one that would withhold federal highway money from states that give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants.

“Once again, Governor Cuomo has put his socialist agenda ahead of the safety of American citizens,” said Congressman Collins. “Governor Cuomo should be enforcing laws that protect Americans instead of supporting those who break our laws. Citizens should feel safe behind the wheel, but now in New York there will be a strong likelihood that illegals could be driving uninsured and unregistered vehicles wreaking havoc on our roads.”  

"Cuomo has threatened the lives of New Yorkers who are legal U.S. citizens with this legislation,” added Collins. "If he wants to help illegal immigrants avoid the law while threatening highway safety, he can pay for it.”

If enacted, Collins' Red Light bill would withhold funds beginning in fiscal year 2020 and each fiscal year thereafter. Any funds withheld from non-compliant states will be appropriated to states that do not allow illegal immigrants to have a drivers license or identification cards. 
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