Topics: Highway Trust Fund

Lawmakers Urge Funding for Truck Parking

The Chairman and the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to award infrastructure funding to projects that expand parking for commercial vehicles. More

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

NATSO Analysis: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Members Only Join or Login

The House on Nov. 5 approved the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, sending the bill to President Biden for his signature and clearing the way for a multi-year extension of highway programs and approximately $550 billion in new spending on highway and other projects.  Combined with routine infrastructure spending through reauthorizing existing highway programs, the measure secures approximately $1.2 trillion in funding over five years.  (The Senate passed the legislation in early August by a vote of 69-30. Following is a NATSO members only deep-dive into the policies of the IIJA and how they differ from the reconciliation bill. More

House Extends Surface Transportation Reauthorization


House Scheduled to Vote on Infrastructure Today

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio said that Democrats will have a ‘plan B’ to ensure that highway and transit authorization programs do not lapse today if lawmakers fail to pass the infrastructure bill.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reaffirmed her plan to bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill, known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to the House floor today. The IIJA contains a reauthorization of surface transportation law, which also is set to expire today.  More

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

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

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

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