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Senate to Take Up Highway Funding Bill; Will Consider 4 Amendments Before Vote

Senate leaders reached an agreement July 23 on how to proceed with a highway-funding bill, setting up floor votes on the legislation as early as July 29, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.

July 28, 2014
Government, Business

Foxx Presses Congress for Long-Term Highway Fund Solution

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With only two weeks remaining until Congress adjourns for the summer, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the 11 secretaries of transportation before him urged Congress to pass a bill to boost the Highway Trust Fund before that account runs out of money next month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2014
Government, Business

House Passes Legislation to Boost Highway Trust Fund

Despite opposition from leading Democrats and conservative Republicans, the GOP-led House on July 15 passed legislation that would shore up a federal highway account through May by a vote of 367-55.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2014
Government, Business

DOT Secretary Foxx Pushes for Long-Term Highway Funding

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will continue to advocate for long-term funding to pay for highway construction projects during an appearance at the National Press Club today at 1 p.m. EDT.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2014
Government, Business

Rules Committee Paves Way For Trust Fund Bill On House Floor

The House Rules Committee adopted a closed rule process on July 14 for a bill that would fund a cash-strapped Highway Trust Fund through May.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 14, 2014
Business

House, Senate Panels Move Temporary Trust Fund Bills

Tax-writing committees in the House and Senate last week approved bills to transfer about $11 billion to shore up the federal Highway Trust Fund.

July 14, 2014
Government, Business

House Tax Panel Advances Trust-Fund Fix; Floor Action Next Week

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The House Ways and Means Committee on July 10 gave voice vote approval to legislation that would provide about $10 billion to keep a cash-strapped Highway Trust Fund solvent for nearly a year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2014
Government, Business

Corker Joins Senate Dems’ Calls to Reject House GOP Trust-Fund Proposal

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Senate Democratic leaders are getting help from Tennessee Republican Bob Corker in calling on colleagues to oppose a House Republican bill that would provide a short-term boost for the cash-strapped Highway Trust Fund, limiting the bill’s chances of passing the Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2014
Government, Business

House Panel to Consider Short-Term Trust Fund Fix July 10

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The leaders of the tax-writing committee in the House scheduled a hearing July 10 to consider a bill that would keep a cash-strapped highway account solvent for several months.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2014
Government, Business

State, County, City Officials Urge Action to Save Highway Trust Fund

The seven largest associations representing state, county and municipal government have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to find a long-term solution to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2014

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