Topics: Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)

Rep. DeFazio Says Biden Team Planning Quick Action on Infrastructure

The Biden campaign is eyeing action on an infrastructure package as soon as February, if the former vice president wins the election, Rep. Peter DeFazio said on Oct. 7 during an ITS America conference.  More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes Tolling I-205

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member urged the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) to abandon plans to toll all lanes of I-205 in the Portland metro region with congestion pricing. More

House Transportation Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation Employees

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led by Chairman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (D-OR), held a hearing June 9 to examine the effects of COVID-19 on transportation workers. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges transportation workers are facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what measures Congress should take in response. More

NATSO Analysis: House Transportation Committee Draft Reauthorization Legislation Members Only Join or Login

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a highway reauthorization bill June 3 (INVEST in America Act) that will be subject of much attention and advocacy efforts in the weeks ahead. More

House Transportation Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Funding Strategies

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Senate Committee to Mark Up Surface Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is expected to release its surface transportation bill early next week with a committee mark up moved up to July 30. Although the bill has not yet been released, it is expected to authorize $287 billion in highway spending over five years, marking a 28 percent increase over the current authorization law. Ninety percent, or $259 billion, would go to states by formula, keeping in line with policy positions expressed by EPW Committee Chairman John Barrasso (D-Wyo.). 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 Says New Revenue Unlikely for Transportation

The abrupt ending May 22 to an infrastructure meeting between the White House and Congressional Democrats means there probably won't be any new revenues for the surface transportation reauthorization that Congress must pass by next fall, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told Politico. More

White House Meeting on Infrastructure Reignites Debate Over Pay-Fors

The meeting between Congressional Democrats and the White House on the potential for a $2 trillion infrastructure deal earlier this week reignited bipartisan arguments over just how to pay for an infrastructure measure – further calling into question the viability of anything moving forward in the near term. More

House Subcommittee Holds First Hearing on Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on March 13 held its first hearing focused on reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund. The FAST Act, which provided $281 billion for federal surface transportation programs, expires on September 30, 2020. More

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