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Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Jul 09, 2015

Portman, Schumer release bipartisan principles for international tax reform with intent to fund transportation

Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) have released an outline for international tax reform aimed at reducing taxes on U.S. corporation overseas profits with a “transition tax” to help fund transportation projects. “We need comprehensive tax reform because ...

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McConnell: “We’re not going to raise the gas tax”

Jul 09, 2015

McConnell: “We’re not going to raise the gas tax”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said transportation legislation could be on the floor next week as the July 31 Highway Trust Fund expiration looms. McConnell also backed off of the idea that Congress would pass a long-term transportation bill and rejected ...

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More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

Jul 06, 2015

More than half of Americans thinks Congress needs to increase spending on roads and bridges

A new poll found that that 53 percent of Americans want the federal government to spend more on the nation's highways. The poll, conducted the Associated Press and GFK, revealed that while most think Congress should up the spending on roads and ...

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NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

Jul 02, 2015

NSSGA urging people to talk to lawmakers about passing a transportation bill during “Driving It Home 2015″

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association wants people to take advantage of the Fourth of July break in Congress to talk to their representatives or senators about passing a long-term transportation bill. The NSSGA is calling the push "Driving It Home ...

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Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

Jun 25, 2015

Full Senate Appropriations Committee approves transportation, HUD bill making it available for full Senate consideration

The Senate Committee on Appropriations in a 20-10 vote has approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill that had been given the nod by subcommittee earlier this week. The full Senate will now consider the bill. “The American ...

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Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 23, 2015

Senate appropriations subcommittee approves $55.65 billion spending bill for transportation and housing

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development has approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which will now be turned over to the full committee for consideration on June 25. The bill ...

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A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a new six-year highway bill

Jun 23, 2015

A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a new six-year highway bill

Another Highway Trust Fund deadline is fast approaching, and the looming loss of funds has some U.S. Senators reaching across the isle to get a deal done. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Barbara Boxer (D-California), David Vitter (R-Louisiana) and Tom Carper (D-Deleware) ...

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Highway Trust Fund: A look at who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

Nov 19, 2014

Highway Trust Fund: A look at who’s in and who’s out in next Congress

  The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On the regulatory front, certainly. As for the chances of a ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution

House panel proposes $10.5 billion highway bill stopgap; Transportation leaders want long-term solution The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing ...

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Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

Jun 26, 2014

Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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What you need to know about federal transportation funding

Jun 13, 2014

What you need to know about federal transportation funding

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

May 13, 2014

Senate EPW Committee unveils 6-year highway bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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