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Lawmakers Prepare to Conference Highway Bill

November 16, 2015

Lawmakers Prepare to Conference Highway Bill

The House of Representatives returns from a week-long recess today and is expected to begin negotiating a six-year highway bill with the Senate in an effort to finalize an agreement on a multi-year highway bill by Nov. 20, when current spending authority on the Highway Trust Fund expires.

Lawmakers Propose Short-Term Highway Patch

May 15, 2015

Lawmakers Propose Short-Term Highway Patch

With the clock ticking down on the expiration of current highway law, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) on May 14 proposed a two-month extension into July. The proposal also calls on Congress to finish a multi-year transportation bill.

Lawmakers Divided Over Highway Bill Extension

May 8, 2015

Lawmakers Divided Over Highway Bill Extension

Although a short-term patch to the current highway bill is expected soon, Senate Republicans continue to disagree over how to fund an extension and how long it should last.

EPW Finishing Up Long-Term Highway Bill

May 7, 2015

EPW Finishing Up Long-Term Highway Bill

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee leaders Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said they are finishing up work on a five or six-year highway bill, Politico reported.

Elected Officials Offer Highway Funding Fix

April 17, 2015

Elected Officials Offer Highway Funding Fix

Members of the House and Senate introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at shoring up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund before current highway law expires May 31.