Tags: Highway Trust Fund

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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House committee releases transit, housing bill

Apr 30, 2015

House committee releases transit, housing bill

The House Appropriations Committee introduced a new bill on Tuesday to fund the Transportation Department and provide funding to the soon-to-be expiring Highway Trust Fund for fiscal year 2016, according to The Hill. The $55.3 billion bill would provide $40.3 billion ...

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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Feb 02, 2015

Senators propose tax holiday to fund transportation infrastructure

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have proposed a corporate tax holiday to pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure. The proposal would give businesses a reprieve from penalties for avoiding prior taxes if they agree to move money back ...

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Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Jan 30, 2015

Boxer: Infrastructure funding deficit not as bad as thought

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) claims the country's funding deficit for infrastructure projects isn't as bad as originally thought. However, she did say lawmakers still have to come up with billions of dollars later this year. "Today I learned from my staff that the deficit ...

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Boehner discusses the country’s ‘biggest problem’ on 60 Minutes

Jan 28, 2015

Boehner discusses the country’s ‘biggest problem’ on 60 Minutes

During a 60 Minutes interview, House Speaker John Boehner urged the importance of finding a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund, which is currently scheduled to run out of money in May. “The biggest problem we have is that the ...

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