Topics: Highway & Transportation

Fuel Retailers, Truckstops and Travel Plazas Commend Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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Senators Continue to Debate Amendments to Infrastructure Bill

The Senate will continue to debate the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure package, as lawmakers process hundreds of amendments leading up to an eventual vote. More

Senate Poised for Infrastructure Vote This Week

The Senate is expected to vote this week on $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after weeks of negotiations. The 2,702-page bill text was submitted to the full Senate late August 1 after Democratic and Republican senators who negotiated the plan spent the weekend finalizing legislative text. More

Senate Advances Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

The Senate on the evening of July 28 voted 67-32 to proceed to a bipartisan infrastructure bill that was the product of weeks of negotiations among a core group of 10 senators (five Democrats and five Republicans). The deal, which has the backing of President Biden, includes $550 billion in new federal spending (compared with the $578 billion figure initially agreed upon in June) and more than $1 trillion in total spending (the rest coming from anticipated federal investments in highways and roadways that Congress must authorize every year. More

NATSO Analysis: Key Vote Set for Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

Lawmakers continue to pursue a two-tracked approach to infrastructure legislation: One discussion centers around infrastructure (and infrastructure-adjacent) policies that can receive bipartisan support, and the other is a Democrat-only "reconciliation" approach that is more ambitious and aggressive but subject to parliamentary impediments that restrict the types of policies that can be included. The two tracks for legislating infrastructure and a follow-on bill are very much intertwined. Many Democrats will want to know what the reconciliation package contains before they commit to supporting the bipartisan infrastructure measure, and vice-versa. NATSO takes an in-depth look at the potential path forward. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Senate Lawmakers to Reject Tolls

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates urged Senate lawmakers to reject tolling in any variation or form as a means of funding infrastructure as they develop legislative text for the infrastructure framework announced by the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators. More

Highway Users Urge Senators to Incorporate Priorities Into Infrastructure Deal

The American Highway Users Alliance, of which NATSO is a member, urged Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to ensure that final infrastructure or reauthorization legislation take into account the key priorities of the Highway Users coalition, which is comprised of 300 organizations representing millions of motorists and large portions of the economy. More

House Passes INVEST in America Act, Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose

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Fuel Retailers, Truckstops Oppose INVEST in America Act Provisions That Undermine Investment in Electric Vehicle Charging

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas; NACS, the National Association of Convenience Stores; and SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers today announced their opposition to H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. More

President Agrees to Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

President Biden and a bipartisan group of Senators announced June 24 that they had reached a tentative agreement on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal that would add $579 billion in new investments in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other projects. The White House and 21 Senators have been negotiating the infrastructure deal simultaneously as both the House and the Senate advance surface transportation reauthorization legislation. Current surface transportation law expires Sept. 30 and funds the vast majority of the nation’s infrastructure projects. More

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