Tags: Highway Trust Fund

Amendment aims to raise federal gas tax as part of long-term transportation bill

Nov 03, 2015

Amendment aims to raise federal gas tax as part of long-term transportation bill

An amendment to the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act (HR 3763) filed late last week aims to raise federal gas and diesel taxes by 15 cents over a three period and would tie them to inflation. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) ...

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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 introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Oct 18, 2015

House introduces $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, on Friday introduced the $325 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 as a bi-partisan long-term solution for funding transportations needs. Co-authoring the bill is Peter DeFazio ...

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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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The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 30, 2015

The House Majority leader has pledged to pass a long-term highway bill

The favorite to replace John Boehner (R-Ohio) as the Speaker of the House has gone on record vowing to pass a six-year highway bill before the Oct. 31 deadline. The Hill reported that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) said on ...

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Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

Sep 23, 2015

Caterpillar CEO pens op-ed calling for long-term highway bill

The chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. is the latest in the construction industry to speak out in favor of a long-term highway bill.  Doug Oberhelman wrote an opinion column for CNBC published Sept. 17 to call Congress to work to ...

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The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

Sep 16, 2015

The APWA joins 82 organizations calling on the House to pass a long-term highway bill

The American Public Works Association is ready for the House of Representatives to pass a long-term transportation bill, and the organization isn't alone. The APWA announced in a press release that it has joined with another 82 organization from different sectors of ...

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