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Government, Business

House Rules Committee to Tackle Senate's Long-Term Highway Bill Nov. 2

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Nov. 2 to address general debate for a Senate-passed highway reauthorization bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Advances House-Passed Highway Funding Extension

Boxer via c-span.org

A swift voice vote by the Senate on Oct. 28 to send President Obama legislation that would extend funding authority for highway programs through Nov. 20 marked the 35th time Congress has passed such short-term fixes.

Transport Topics
October 28, 2015
Government, Business

McCarthy Withdraws From House Speaker Race

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who last week pledged support for long-term highway funding, dropped out of the race for U.S. House speaker on the day his party was poised to nominate him to replace John Boehner, as an internal Republican feud erupted into open warfare on Capitol Hill.

Bloomberg News
October 8, 2015
Government, Business

House T&I Panel to Take Up Highway Bill Soon

Shuster by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the House plans to consider a multiyear highway bill soon, a senior committee aide told Transport Topics on Oct. 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2015
Government, Business

Banks Fight to Keep Dividend From Being Used as Source of Highway Funding

Patrick J. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Wall Street is desperately trying to persuade U.S. House lawmakers to kill a proposal that would use money from banks to fix the nation’s highways. A key concern is that once Congress taps the finance industry to help fund infrastructure projects, it won’t be able to stop.

Bloomerg News
October 7, 2015
Government, Business

Sen. Barbara Boxer: Congress Will Get Three-Year Highway Bill Done

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The top Democrat on the Senate’s transportation panel is predicting that Congress will approve a three-year highway bill, possibly as early as this fall.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2015
Government, Business

Transportation Group Comes Out With Radio Ad Campaign Targeting Highway Funding

Ryan by Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

A group representing key transportation stakeholders has launched a radio ad campaign to press federal lawmakers to advance a long-term highway bill this fall.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2015
Government, Business

One-Third of States Have Taken Their Own Highway Funding Action, Analysis Shows

A state-by-state analysis conducted by The Associated Press shows that nearly one-third have approved their own measures this year to raise funds for highway and bridge work while federal funding remains uncertain. 

Transport Topics
August 18, 2015
Government, Business

In Nebraska, Foxx Hopeful Long-Term Funding Effort Has Momentum

Photo by @SenatorFischer

The way Anthony Foxx sees it, there's nowhere to go but up. “The good news, I think, is we are close to rock bottom,” the transportation secretary said Aug. 12 about the struggle to get a commitment from Congress to a long-term highway funding bill.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2015
Government, Business

Louisiana Group Calls for 10-Cent Raise to Fuel Tax

A Louisiana transportation advocacy group is calling for a 10-cent hike to the state's 20-cent gas tax, to raise $250 million to $280 million annually for the state's infrastructure needs.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2015

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