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House Committee Passes Six-Year Highway Bill

October 23, 2015

House Committee Passes Six-Year Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Oct. 22 overwhelmingly approved via voice-vote a six-year, $325 billion surface transportation bill that largely maintains baseline funding for highway and transit projects. The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, H.R. 3763, is a companion bill to the Senate’s DRIVE Act passed in July. With just one week remaining until the current extension expires, however, NATSO anticipates that Congress will pass another short-term extension to highway law.

House T&I Urged to Move Highway Bill Without Tax Reform Financing

October 5, 2015

House T&I Urged to Move Highway Bill Without Tax Reform Financing

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) last week encouraged House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) to move forward with a long-term highway bill without financing from international tax reform.

Lawmakers Divided Over Highway Bill

July 9, 2015

Lawmakers Divided Over Highway Bill

Members of Congress returned to Washington to begin a four-week work period where they will need to address a number of significant policy matters, including funding the Highway Trust Fund, before the annual August recess.

Rep. Ryan Steadfast in Opposition to Gas Tax Increase

June 18, 2015

Rep. Ryan Steadfast in Opposition to Gas Tax Increase

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) reiterated his opposition to raising the motor fuels tax to fund a long-term infrastructure program during a committee hearing in which industry groups urged Congress to quickly find a sustainable funding source for the Highway Trust Fund.

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.

May 1, 2015

Congressman Ryan Working on $10 Billion Highway Bill Patch

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said lawmakers are working on a $10 billion short-term extension to the Highway Trust Fund to keep it solvent through the end of this year.

House Ways and Means Chairman Eyes Short-Term Patch for Highway Trust Fund

March 26, 2015

House Ways and Means Chairman Eyes Short-Term Patch for Highway Trust Fund

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said March 26 that he is working with House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund to allow more time to work on tax reform, Politico reported.

Rep. Ryan Eyes Corporate Tax Reform to Fix Highway Trust Fund

February 23, 2015

Rep. Ryan Eyes Corporate Tax Reform to Fix Highway Trust Fund

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R.-Wisc.) said repatriation of corporate earnings held overseas would help to fix the Highway Trust Fund provided it was part of overall corporate tax reform, Politico reported.