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Obama says now is time to raise gas tax with oil prices plummeting

Feb 08, 2016

Obama says now is time to raise gas tax with oil prices plummeting

Gas prices are continuing to drop to historic lows, and there's really no sign showing the trend will reverse any time soon. That's why President Barack Obama thinks now is as good a time as any to raise the gas ...

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Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

Feb 04, 2016

Obama proposes $10-per-barrel tax on oil production

President Barack Obama is aiming to implement more measures to combat climate change, and this time he's eyeing the transportation industry to foot the bill. The Hill reported that the White House announced Obama will propose with his budget request next week a $10-per-barrel ...

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Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

Jan 19, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates call for increased road funding

All three of the Democratic presidential candidates vowed that transportation funding would be one of the top priorities in the first 100 days if they were sent to the White House. In the first question of the final Democratic presidential debate ...

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California governor proposes annual vehicle fee to fund road construction

Jan 13, 2016

California governor proposes annual vehicle fee to fund road construction

California needs more money for its aging roads and bridges, but with so many electric vehicle drivers, the state isn't getting enough gas taxes to foot the bill. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a new plan to try to put ...

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AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

Dec 10, 2015

AED: Highway bill to stimulate more than $13B for equipment industry

The newly passed FAST Act that pumps $305 billion in to transportation over the next year isn't just good for the construction companies doing the road work and the drivers who might have an easier commute. It's also major boon ...

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States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

Dec 09, 2015

States praise Congress for passing long-term highway bill

When Congress passed the first national long-term highway bill in a decade last week, it was a huge relief to the states. The constant uncertainty with patch after patch made planning for transportation projects difficult because state DOTs didn't know ...

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House overwhelmingly passes five-year, $305 billion highway

Dec 03, 2015

House overwhelmingly passes five-year, $305 billion highway

America's one step closer to having long-term transportation funding for the first time in a decade as the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act Thursday. The bill easily cleared the first hurdle as it passed by a ...

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White House says Obama will sign transportation bill, House set to vote today

Dec 02, 2015

White House says Obama will sign transportation bill, House set to vote today

President Barack Obama will sign Congress' new $305 billion transportation bill into law should it pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate this week. According to The Hill, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the president will sign ...

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House and Senate unveil five-year, $305 billion highway bill

Dec 01, 2015

House and Senate unveil five-year, $305 billion highway bill

Members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate were able to reach an agreement on a unified highway bill and announced on Tuesday a $305 billion bill that would provide transportation funding for five years. The negotiators from the two ...

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Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Nov 30, 2015

Hillary Clinton rolls out new $275 billion infrastructure plan

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled out a massive $275 billion infrastructure at a launch of her campaign's new "Hard Hats for Hillary" coalition. According to ABC News, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination revealed her new five-year plan to ...

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Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

Nov 25, 2015

Democratic senators call for shorter highway bill in order to maximize funding

A group of 26 Democratic senators have sent a letter to the bicameral conference committee currently working on a highway bill, calling for a shorter bill in order to provide more funding. Sens. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware) led ...

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Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

Nov 22, 2015

Obama signs two-week transportation patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday the 36th short-term highway bill patch as Congress works out a unified long-term bill. The new patch will extend funding through Dec. 4, by which time the House and Senate hope to have a the first long-term ...

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