Topics: Highway & Transportation

NATSO Analysis: Deep Dive Into Reconciliation Status Members Only Join or Login

During the budget reconciliation process, different committees are pursuing different policies within their respective jurisdictions.  The overall expected cost of the policy changes currently being pursued is about $3.5 trillion.  It is expected that once each committee addresses the items within their jurisdiction, House and Senate leadership will negotiate this number down to something closer to $1.5 trillion - $2 trillion.  NATSO provides an overview of what each committee is working on. If  the reconciliation passes, it will very likely leave out at least some of the items discussed below, and scale back the cost or duration of some programs as part of that House-Senate negotiation process.  That being said, it's not unlikely that Democrats will find a way to pass much of this into law.  More

House Committees Work to Meet Reconciliation Deadline

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NATSO Government Affairs Update [Podcast]

NATSO Government Affairs Update [Podcast]

LeeAnn Goheen, NATSO's director of government affairs, joins the podcast to get listeners up-to-speed on important truckstop and travel center industry government affairs activities. More

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Outlook

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Outlook

The House of Representatives continues to sit on the bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed the Senate in August. More

Federal Government, States Continue to Issue Declarations of Emergency in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal Government, States Continue to Issue Declarations of Emergency in Wake of Hurricane Ida

Federal and state governments continue to issue a variety of waivers in the wake of Hurricane Ida and other other storms hitting the southeastern part of the United States.  NATSO continues to update this page as new information becomes available. More

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure State of Play

The Senate recently approved both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the FY2022 budget resolution.  The infrastructure bill includes, among other things, a five-year reauthorization of highway programs, as well as $7.5 billion for alternative fuel infrastructure grants, the bulk of which are likely to go to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The budget resolution unlocks a process whereby Democrats can pass an up to $3.5 trillion bill filled with Democratic priorities that can pass the Senate with a simple majority vote.  NATSO expects Congress this year to approve both the bipartisan infrastructure bill as well as a separate reconciliation bill that includes Democratic social welfare priorities as well as corporate and individual tax hikes and various "green" energy tax incentives. More

Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Without Rest Area Commercialization Provisions

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 10 voted 69-30 to pass a historic, $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that did not include any provisions which would upend the longstanding federal law prohibiting commercial activity, including electric vehicle (EV) charging, at Interstate rest areas. More

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

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