Topics: Highway Trust Fund

Lawmakers Eye Short-Term Bridge for Highway Trust Fund

Lawmakers are eyeing a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund in an effort to keep infrastructure funds flowing through the end of this year, BNA has reported. More

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Bill to Create Oil Barrel Tax

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) on June 11 introduced legislation that would eliminate the current fuel tax in lieu of a per-barrel levy on oil sales to fund federal transportation projects. More

Senate Finance Committee Aims to Move Transportation Funding Bill by July 4

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said the Committee is working to move a highway and transit funding bill before the July 4 recess. More

House Republicans Prepare One-Year Extension of Transportation Legislation

House Republican Leaders on May 30 said they will propose a one-year extension of surface transportation legislation paid for by trimming Saturday postal services and transferring the balance of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund to the Highway Trust Fund. More

Senate Leaders Offer Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on May 13 released a transportation bill (S. 2322) that would reauthorize current transportation law for six years at current funding levels plus inflation. More

Senate Finance Committee Begins Debate on Transportation Funding

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 6 began debating how to fund surface transportation programs in an effort to find ways to close severe funding gaps before the current transportation legislation expires Sept. 30. More

Trust Fund Deficit Could Delay State Projects By Summer

Dwindling resources in the Highway Trust Fund could delay reimbursements to states, threatening jobs and infrastructure projects nationwide by summer, a Department of Transportation official told lawmakers March 12. More

Tax Plans Spur Transportation Funding Debate

The long-standing debate over how to fund transportation was kicked into high gear Feb. 26, when President Obama and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp issued radically different tax plans for generating revenues for the Highway Trust Fund, which is set to expire at the end of October. More

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Raise Motor Fuels Tax

Increasing the motor fuels tax is the most straightforward and effective way to raise money for the Highway Trust Fund the President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce told Congress. More

Sen. Boxer Aims to Introduce Highway Bill in April

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Feb. 12 that she aims to introduce a highway funding bill in April, more than six months before the current policy expires. More

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