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Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

Nov 25, 2015

Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

A group of 26 Democratic senators have sent a letter to the bicameral conference committee currently working on a highway bill, calling for a shorter bill in order to provide more funding. Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) led ...

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Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

Nov 22, 2015

Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday the 36th short-term highway bill patch as Congress works out a unified long-term bill. The new patch will extend funding through Dec. 4, by which time the House and Senate hope to have a the first long-term ...

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Most recent highway funding patch “the last,” vows Shuster as bicameral conference gets underway

Nov 18, 2015

Most recent highway funding patch “the last,” vows Shuster as bicameral conference gets underway

Lawmakers proclaimed that the latest and 36th-straight short-term highway patch would be the last as the bicameral conference committee met for the first time Wednesday. The bipartisan committee of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate met publicly Wednesday ...

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Transportation funding extended through Dec. 4 as House and Senate work out long-term bill

Nov 17, 2015

Transportation funding extended through Dec. 4 as House and Senate work out long-term bill

Despite talk that Congress wanted to have a long-term transportation bill on President Barack Obama's desk by next week, a meaningful highway bill won't be something to be thankful for by Thanksgiving. The House of Representatives passed the 36th straight short-term ...

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Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Nov 09, 2015

Texas voters overwhelmingly approve $2.5 billion in funding for transportation projects

Texas voters gave a resounding 'yes' to new transportation funding Tuesday as they passed Proposition 7 with more than 80 percent of the votes. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the new funding from Proposition 7 will give the state more ...

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Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

Nov 01, 2015

Obama signs 3-week transportation funding patch into law

President Barack Obama has signed into law a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund to prevent a transportation funding stoppage while lawmakers attempt to pass a long-term highway bill. It marks the 35th short-term patch of the bill since 2008. According to the ...

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Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

Oct 28, 2015

Senate follows the House’s lead and passes a three-week transportation funding patch

The U.S. Senate has passed a three-week patch to the Highway Trust Fund just a day before it was set to expire, sending the bill to Oval Office to be signed. The Hill reported that the Senate followed in the footsteps of ...

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House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

Oct 27, 2015

House of Representatives passes three-week Highway Trust Fund patch

The House of Representatives passed another short-term transportation funding patch, but the countdown to another deadline will go by much faster this time around. Lawmakers in the House approved the three-week measure Tuesday, just two days before the Oct. 29 expiration date ...

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Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

Oct 26, 2015

Lawmakers in House propose three-week Highway Trust Fund extension

With the Highway Trust Fund set to expire this week, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a three- week patch to give them time to work on a long-term transportation funding bill. The House introduced the measure to fund and extend transportation programs through ...

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House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

Oct 22, 2015

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approves six-year transportation bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a six-year, $325 billion transportation bill. The committee announce it had unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 Thursday afternoon after it was introduced for markup earlier in ...

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House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

Oct 14, 2015

House transportation committee schedules transportation bill markup

At least one committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has signaled it's ready to make a move on a transportation bill by putting a markup on the schedule for next week. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) announced ...

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New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Oct 13, 2015

New AAA poll finds 70 percent of Americans want Congress to spend more on roads

Nearly three-fourths of Americans are ready for Congress to finally increase the amount of money that gets spent on roads and bridges, according to a new poll from AAA. The poll found that 70 percent of Americans are in favor of the ...

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