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176 House Members Urge Tax Committee to Fix Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON — Lobbying on behalf of infrastructure funding proponents on May 18 appears to have paid off as 70 additional members of the U.S. House have signed a letter urging the tax policy committee to ensure the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 19, 2017
Business

More Than 100 Members of Congress Call for Highway Trust Fund Fix

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With more than 100 colleagues joining him in urging the tax policy committee to ensure the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund this year, the leader of the subcommittee on highways is continuing to push for sustainable funding for infrastructure projects as Congress turns its attention to reforming tax policy.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Government, Business

Top Highway Authorizers Call for Trust Fund’s Long-Term Fix

Office of Rep. Sam Graves

An overhaul of tax policy should include a long-term solution for the Highway Trust Fund, the top authorizers of highway projects plan to say to their tax policy counterparts.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2017
Government, Business

GOP Proposes Narrowing Highway Trust Fund’s Purview

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Highway Trust Fund should stop backing mass transit, bike-sharing, recreational trails and historical renovations, Republican leaders declared at the party’s national convention in Cleveland.

Transport Topics
July 19, 2016
Government, Business

House Rejects Rep. Frankel’s CSA Scores Amendment

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The House on Nov. 4 easily defeated an effort by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) to keep safety performance scores for motor carriers public while federal regulators review the program responsible for the scoring.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Reid Ribble’s Truck Weight Amendment Fails

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WASHINGTON — The House on Nov. 3 rejected an effort by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) aimed at allowing states to increase weight limits for trucks; watch video of the floor debate.

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

Rep. Lois Frankel Wants CSA Scores to Stay Public During Review

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety performance rating scores for motor carriers would remain available to the public while the scoring program is reviewed under an amendment proposed by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) to a multiyear highway bill on the House floor.

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

House Rules Committee to Tackle Senate's Long-Term Highway Bill Nov. 2

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Nov. 2 to address general debate for a Senate-passed highway reauthorization bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2015
Government, Business

Senate Advances House-Passed Highway Funding Extension

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A swift voice vote by the Senate on Oct. 28 to send President Obama legislation that would extend funding authority for highway programs through Nov. 20 marked the 35th time Congress has passed such short-term fixes.

Transport Topics
October 28, 2015
Government, Business

McCarthy Withdraws From House Speaker Race

Drew Angerer/Bloomberg News

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who last week pledged support for long-term highway funding, dropped out of the race for U.S. House speaker on the day his party was poised to nominate him to replace John Boehner, as an internal Republican feud erupted into open warfare on Capitol Hill.

Bloomberg News
October 8, 2015

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