Tags: House of Representatives

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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House Ways & Means hearing highlights universal desire for long-term transportation funding, division over source of finances

Jun 17, 2015

House Ways & Means hearing highlights universal desire for long-term transportation funding, division over source of finances

Members of the House Ways and Means committee agreed in the June 17 long-term Highway Trust Fund (HTF) financing hearing that action and solutions are needed as soon as possible, but diverged in their thoughts on the methods of providing ...

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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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House passes $55B spending bill for transportation and housing

Jun 10, 2015

House passes $55B spending bill for transportation and housing

The House of Representatives narrowly passed a spending bill Tuesday night to fund transportation and housing projects. The $55.3 billion bill passed 216-210, according to The Hill. All House Republicans but 31 voted for the bill, but just three Democrats voted ...

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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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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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NSSGA approves of House passage of water infrastructure bill

Oct 29, 2013

NSSGA approves of House passage of water infrastructure bill

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Thursday its approval of the House passing the new water infrastructure bill. The House passed the measure -- the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) -- last Wednesday with a ...

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House reauthorizes federal waterways spending for first time in six years

Oct 24, 2013

House reauthorizes federal waterways spending for first time in six years

The House has passed its version of a bill that reauthorizes federal waterways spending for the first time since 2007, our sister site, Better Roads, reports. The bill, H.R. 3080, is an $8.2 billion measure that will authorizes work to begin ...

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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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AGC to lobby GOP during July 4 recess

Jul 04, 2013

AGC to lobby GOP during July 4 recess

Officials from Associated General Contractors of America have plans to call and make office visits to certain GOP members during the Fourth of July recess to urge Congress to increase the visa limit, according to our sister site Equipment World. This ...

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