President Joe Biden and a top economic aide preemptively defended a potential suspension of the federal gasoline tax, saying it wouldn’t hurt road-building projects and that savings would be passed on to consumers — the latest signal Biden is leaning toward urging Congress to pause the levy.
WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats’ version of a bill that would update highway operations around the country will be unveiled in March, the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives’ highway panel indicated Feb. 26.February 26, 2020
WASHINGTON — The expiration this fall of the country’s central highway policy law means that its reauthorization must be urgently addressed by Congress, Ed Mortimer, transportation director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told a Senate committee Feb. 25.February 25, 2020
Congress resumes its legislative agenda amid recent calls from Republican leaders on the transportation committees for passage of a highway bill meant to update a law expiring in seven months.February 20, 2020
Since their “victories” in the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg rarely have mentioned their proposals aimed at repairing the country’s networks of roads and bridges. Sanders occasionally has insisted on the need to repair potholes and improve freight connectivity. Buttigieg’s campaign has focused on attacking President Trump. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.February 10, 2020
House Democrats appear determined to advance a highway measure. That would include the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee looking into funding measures. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.January 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — When policymakers craft their next transportation reauthorization bill, they should consider every available tool that would result in long-term funding for infrastructure projects, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration told a Senate panel Jan. 29.January 29, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas — The Highway Trust Fund, struggling to stay relevant amid a shifting transportation environment, can be fixed with more money flowing in from fuel sales, trucking industry experts said as they advocated for repairing and expanding the nation’s infrastructure.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will likely start seriously exploring a solution for the diminishing Highway Trust Fund next year, according to Miles Chiotti, legislative director for Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)