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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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House Majority Leader on gas tax increase: ‘Let’s think of something else’

Jun 22, 2015

House Majority Leader on gas tax increase: ‘Let’s think of something else’

The House Majority Leader thinks lawmakers on Capitol Hill should come up with alternative funding for transportation because a gas tax increase isn't politically feasible. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that highway funding is a "major ...

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Senate Democrats are threatening to block any short-term highway plan

Jun 16, 2015

Senate Democrats are threatening to block any short-term highway plan

  Democrats in the U.S. Senate dropped an ultimatum on Republicans Tuesday, threating to block any short-term extension of highway funding in favor of a long-term solution. The Hill reported that Democrats are giving the GOP 45 days to agree on a ...

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Pelosi hints at approval for trade package if Republicans support long-term transportation funding

Jun 15, 2015

Pelosi hints at approval for trade package if Republicans support long-term transportation funding

The trade adjustment assistance (TAA) bill shot down by members of the House last week might get support from Democrats if Republicans were to get behind bigger transportation funding efforts, according to Nancy Pelosi (D-California). The Hill reported the House Minority ...

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President Obama threatens to veto a Republican transportation bill

Jun 03, 2015

President Obama threatens to veto a Republican transportation bill

  Transportation funding remains in limbo after a recent patch, and President Barack Obama is threatening veto a $55 billion because it’s not enough. According to The Hill, the White House said the president would veto the Republican bill if it made ...

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President Obama signs into law two-month extension for highway funding

May 29, 2015

President Obama signs into law two-month extension for highway funding

President Barack Obama signed a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund into law May 29. The Hill reported that Obama signed the bill to extend the funding, but the administration took time to call for an end to the constant ...

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Senate passes transportation funding patch

May 25, 2015

Senate passes transportation funding patch

The United States Senate has passed a patch to extend transportation funding through July. In a Saturday voice vote just before the Senate broke for the Memorial Day holiday, Senators approved a patch to extend the Highway Trust Fund for two ...

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House passes transportation funding patch bill

May 19, 2015

House passes transportation funding patch bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved HR 2353, the Highway Transportation Funding Act of 2015 in a 387-35 vote. The bill, introduced by Congressmen Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, and Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), House Ways and Means ...

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Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

May 18, 2015

Work on short-term transportation funding patches heats up as deadline nears

Efforts to create at least a short-term patch for transportation funding are in the works this week, with one bill, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (HR 2353), set to go before the House of Representatives Rules Committee ...

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Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

May 06, 2015

Budget resolution calls for large reduction in transportation funding

The Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint budget resolution on Tuesday that calls for massive cuts in the transportation funding. The budget resolution proposes a 22 percent decrease in transportation funding, according to the National Journal. But the joint ...

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