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Congress Passes 3-Month Patch to Continue Highway Funding

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The Senate on July 30 approved both a House-passed, three-month extension of funding authority for highway programs and a six-year highway policy designed to reform several trucking regulations.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 3, 2015
Government, Business

Obama Signs 3-Month Highway Funding Extension (with video)

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President Obama signed the three-month extension of funding for federal highways measures July 31, but criticized Congress for failing to agree on a longer-term solution.

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July 31, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Passes Three-Month Highway Funding Patch

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Federal authority for highway programs will continue uninterrupted through October when President Obama signs a three-month funding extension of the Highway Trust Fund the Senate easily cleared July 30.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2015
Government, Business

House Advances 3-Month Highway Funding Patch

House Speaker John Boehner by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Before adjourning for the August break, House Republican leaders on July 29 garnered sufficient support from Democrats to send to the Senate a measure that would authorize funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2015
Government, Business

House Three-Month Funding Deal Eclipses Prospects of Advancing Key Trucking Provisions

Sen. John Thune by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A GOP-backed three-month funding patch for transportation programs that is advancing through the House, for which Senate Republican leaders have expressed support, would push a six-year transportation bill with several trucking provisions to the side, at least for now.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2015
Business

Senate Road Bill Would Remove CSA Scores From Public View

WASHINGTON — A six-year highway bill in the Senate that would address several regulatory concerns within the trucking industry appears to lack significant bipartisan backing to advance to the House before funding authority for highway programs expires at the end of the month.

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

Senate Paves Way for Ex-Im Reauthorization in Highway Bill; Final Passage Likely This Week

Senators reported to work on a rare Sunday session to agree to allow consideration of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank as part of the chamber’s consideration of a six-year highway policy measure.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2015
Government, Business

Sen. Roger Wicker Pushes Twin 33 Amendment as Republican Leaders Tout Long-Term Bill

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Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on July 23 called on Senate colleagues to support his proposal to attach to a six-year highway bill a requirement calling for a comprehensive review of twin 33-foot trailers before they are authorized for use nationwide.

Transport Topics
July 23, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Votes to Proceed on Highway Bill

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on July 22 agreed to take up a six-year highway measure that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove Compliance, Safety, and Accountability scores from public access until a comprehensive report and corrective plan about the scores is published.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2015
Government, Business

EPA Rule Change Could Result in Noncompliance, Loss of Federal Funding, Chamber of Commerce Says

WASHINGTON — A small change in the cap for ground-level ozone emissions could lead to wide-scale noncompliance of environmental rules, and a major business group says that could be flipped into the federal government yanking funding commitments for highway and transit projects.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
July 22, 2015

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