Topics: Highway Trust Fund

EPW Poised to Unveil Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is scheduled to mark up a six-year highway bill June 24. It remains unclear, however, where how lawmakers will fund a long-term infrastructure program. More

House Approves Highway Patch

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 387-35 late May 19 to extend Highway Trust Fund financing for two months through the end of July. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

Lawmakers Call for Dedicated Freight Infrastructure Funding

With just six weeks remaining until current highway law expires, two U.S. Representatives joined stakeholders in urging Congress to pass a highway reauthorization bill that includes dedicated funding for freight infrastructure. More

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. More

House T&I Chairman Says Fuel Tax Increase Impossible

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) said Congress will get a long-term highway bill done this year but not before current highway funding expires at the end of May, according to published reports. Rep. Shuster also said that raising the gas tax to pay for a long-term bill would be impossible. More

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. More

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