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Government, Business

Highway Bill Stuck in Limbo Amid Negotiations

Rep. Peter DeFazio (left) and Sen. John Barrasso DeFazio (left) via House T&I Committee/YouTube; Barrasso via C-SPAN

Less than two months before the country’s current highway policy law expires, congressional leaders and the White House are plodding through negotiations on a new highway bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government

House Panel Advances Multiyear Highway Bill

Peter DeFazio House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio by Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg News

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced a five-year, $494 billion highway policy bill June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

House Democrats Unveil Five-Year Highway Policy Bill

Interstate 95 bridge construction in Virginia Traffic travels on Interstate 95 past a bridge replacement project over the Meherrin River near Emporia, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

A multiyear bill with the aim of enhancing funding and safety for freight and commuter programs was unveiled by House Democrats on June 3.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government

Trump’s Highway Bill Under Review, Secretary Chao Tells US House

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao via C-SPAN

WASHINGTON — At a hearing with House lawmakers, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said President Donald Trump’s legislative vision for the country’s highway system — which the White House intends to share with Congress — is being finalized.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Top Congressional Republicans Press for Action on Highway Bill

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) by Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Congress resumes its legislative agenda amid recent calls from Republican leaders on the transportation committees for passage of a highway bill meant to update a law expiring in seven months.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 20, 2020
Government

President Trump Calls On Congress to Advance Sen. Barrasso’s Highway Bill

President Trump delivers his 2020 State of the Union President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to Congress on Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Bloomberg News)

A State of the Union address that recounted the administration’s record and outlined a vision for achieving policies on immigration and healthcare was also a forum for President Donald Trump to briefly tell Congress to consider a highway policy bill not yet ready for prime time.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Senator, USDOT Officials Highlight Rural Transportation Needs

Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said the way states access federal support for rural programs to enhance infrastructure can be improved. (U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation)

The next set of guidelines Congress approves for the country’s highway programs must improve roadways across rural corridors, Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer said during a Commerce Committee hearing Jan. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 29, 2020
Government

Speaker Pelosi: Highway Bill On Tap for January

Nancy Pelosi U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi by Matt Rourke/Associated Press

Comprehensive highway policy legislation will be unveiled later this month, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Jan. 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

More Groups Advocating For Highway Bill, Infrastructure Push Congress

Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

A coalition of nearly 40 prominent infrastructure stakeholders has urged the powerful Republican leader of the U.S. Senate to set up consideration for a comprehensive highway bill this year.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

In Search of Bipartisanship, Congressional Leaders Point to Transportation Bill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “We’re hoping that we can renew our conversations about infrastructure; building the infrastructure of America,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Oct. 2. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives threatens to halt the legislative agenda for the rest of the year and possibly longer, but a comprehensive transportation policy bill is still on the table as the issue remains one of the few vestiges of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 3, 2019

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