highway trust fund

Government, Business

Chamber of Commerce Executives Press Congress On Transportation Bill

Two hundred fifty Chamber of Commerce executives from across the country wrote to Congress asking it to address the near insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund by passing a long-term transportation bill.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2015
Government, Business

Sen. John Thune Wants Tax Reform To Fund Highway Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the chamber’s third-ranking Republican, said a tax overhaul could solve the short- and long-term funding woes facing the federal transportation system.

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

Rep. Jeff Denham: ‘Get Creative on Multiple Solutions’ to Fund Highway Bill

WASHINGTON — A multiyear highway bill would need to include outside-the-box funding proposals for a broad coalition in Congress to support it this year, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), a top transportation authorizer in the House, said Feb. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 24, 2015
Government, Business

Video: Obama Doesn't See Congress Passing Long-Term Highway Funding Fix

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President Obama told chief executives on Dec. 3 he doubts congressional leaders will be able to advance a long-term comprehensive transportation measure next year, approving instead a short-term highway funding fix.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
Government, Business

Eno Center Proposes Fixes for Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON — The Eno Center for Transportation, a Washington, D.C., think tank, has outlined ways to realize long-term funding for the national transportation system in a report unveiled at the National Press Club on Dec. 3.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2014
Government, Business

Obama Signs Trust Fund Rescue into Law

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President Barack Obama on Aug. 8 signed into law a $10.8 billion bill that keeps a federal highway account funded through May 2015.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 11, 2014
Government, Business

House, Senate Send $10.8B Highway Trust Fund Fix to President

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A $10.8 billion bill to boost the Highway Trust Fund through May passed the House and Senate on July 31, shortly before lawmakers left Washington for a five-week recess.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Passes Amended Highway Bill, Sends Back to House

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The Senate on July 29 easily voted to send the House a nearly $8 billion bill that would fund federal highway programs through December, a move meant to force lawmakers to agree on a long-term funding plan for transportation construction projects nationwide.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Takes On Highway Trust Fund Bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the chamber will consider on July 29 a House-passed bill that would shore up the Highway Trust Fund for 10 months, as well as several proposed changes to the bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2014
Government, Business

Wyden: House Trust Fund Fix ‘Goes Too Far’ on Pension Smoothing

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The chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on July 28 criticized the primary source of funding for a House bill that would shore up the Highway Trust Fund, a day before the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2014

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