highway trust fund

Government, Business

House Ways and Means Panel OKs Highway Trust Fund Plan

Follow live coverage of the House Ways and Means Committee's hearing to consider a short-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund crisis.

Transport Topics
July 7, 2014
Government, Business

Rep. Blumenauer to Advocate for Higher Gas Tax

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a member of the influential House Budget Committee, has been calling for increasing the federal gas tax to fund large-scale transportation infrastructure projects for several years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 2, 2014
Government, Business

Obama Calls on Congress to Address Highway Trust Fund Crisis

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President Obama chided Congress July 1 for not addressing the crisis in the Highway Trust fund, saying that further inaction could close down highway projects and endanger tens of thousands of jobs.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 1, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Panel Drops Truck Tax, Postpones Vote On Trust Fund Bill

Senate Finance Committee Website

The leaders of the Senate Finance Committee said on June 26 they will plan to meet during the week of July 7 to consider a short-term patch for a cash-strapped highway account.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2014
Business

Senate Panel Discussed Highway Trust Fund Patch

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The Senate Finance Committee discussed measures June 26 to help boost the Highway Trust Fund, which is in danger of running dry by August.

Transport Topics
June 26, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Carper to Propose Gas Tax Increase at June 26 Trust Fund Hearing

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) said he plans to propose an increase to the national gas tax as a way to generate money for transportation projects when the Senate Finance Committee meets to advance a short-term boost for a federal highway account.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Boxer Backs Democrats’ Trust Fund Patch, Urges Action On Highway Funding

The Senate’s top transportation leader expressed her support for a $9 billion plan to provide a short-term funding boost for a federal highway account, a day before a Senate committee’s consideration of the plan.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Corker: Wyden's Trust Fund Plan a 'Complete Sham'

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The Senate Republican co-sponsoring a proposal to raise the national tax on motor fuels called a bill that would provide a short-term boost for a cash-strapped federal highway account a “complete sham,” signaling the lack of GOP support for the legislation ahead of its June 26 committee consideration.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 25, 2014
Government, Business

Sen. Wyden Proposes Increase to Truck Tax for Trust Fund Short-Term Fix

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The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee offered a draft proposal June 24 that would increase a tax on heavy trucks as a means of keeping the federal highway account solvent through the end of the year.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2014
Government, Business

House GOP Leader McCarthy Opposes Gas Tax Increase

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Incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on June 22 he wouldn’t support increasing the federal tax as a legislative solution for shoring up a federal highway account that funds highway programs at the state level.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2014

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