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
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
Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) on May 3 introduced a measure that would expand the use of tax-exempt bonds and create a new tax credit aimed at increasing private investment in public infrastructure projects. More
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
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.