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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

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

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Asset Recycling and Tolls to Pay for Infrastructure

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued a statement to media June 18 opposing asset recycling and tolls as a means of funding infrastructure after media reports contained leaked draft documents speculated to be the funding principles of the infrastructure legislation being negotiated between a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House. More

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

White House Releases Infrastructure Proposal

President Biden on March 31 released the first phase of his “Build Back Better” proposal, the “American Jobs Plan,” focusing on the infrastructure components of the White House’s recovery efforts as well as addressing climate change and job creation. The package includes $2.3 trillion in spending over eight years with a $621 billion investment in transportation and the resiliency of our infrastructure. Specifically, the proposal provides $115 billion for bridge, highway, and road investments. More

Biden Administration Pivots to Infrastructure Members Only Join or Login

The Biden Administration and congressional Democrats are beginning to pivot to their next legislative priority: infrastructure. The Administration's strategic and substantive thinking is starting to leak out and it is quite ambitious. More

Fuel Retailers, Travel Plazas and Truckstops Oppose Moving Forward Act Ahead of House Vote

NATSO, representing the nation’s truckstops and travel plazas, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) urged Members of Congress to oppose the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, ahead of today’s House vote. The legislation includes a focus on climate change policies but includes provisions that will discourage private businesses from investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and stifle the market’s transition to electric vehicles. More

NATSO Joins 70 Groups in Urging Administration to Advance Infrastructure Investment

NATSO Joins 70 Groups in Urging Administration to Advance Infrastructure Investment

NATSO joined 70 other trade organizations in urging President Trump to make federal infrastructure investment a top priority in coming months. More

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

Lawmakers Hope to Push Forward Again on White House Infrastructure Talks

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Rep. DeFazio to Focus on Transportation Reauthorization After Infrastructure Talks Fall Apart

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) plans to pursue a surface transportation reauthorization as well as individual pieces of infrastructure legislation after infrastructure talks between Democratic Leadership and the White House broke down on May 22. More

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