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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Here’s a look at the Highway Trust Fund that is notoriously in danger of going in the red. For now, there’s a short-term fix to keep it afloat.   By Brian Ethridge   It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a ...

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House GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 02, 2014

House GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting certain U.S. Postal Service programs. House GOP leaders released a memo on Friday outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Related: President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking ...

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Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

Amanda Bayhi - May 13, 2014

Senate EPW releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Monday night revealed the text of its surface transportation reauthorization bill. Dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, the six-year bill would reauthorize surface transportation projects through fiscal year 2020 and is indexed for ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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Pew charts display need for transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Pew charts display need for transportation investment

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it increasingly more as September draws closer: The highways and infrastructure in the U.S. need greater investment. The current highway bill, MAP-21, will expire in September, and Congress is working to pass a new ...

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Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2014

Senate Commerce Committee to review GROW AMERICA Act; EPW Committee to unveil its portion of highway bill next week

The new highway bill is heating up as the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to review the GROW AMERICA Act and the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee plans to unveil its portion of the bill next week. The Commerce Committee ...

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Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 28, 2014

Boxer on Highway Trust Fund: “We are running out of time for action”

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, said Thursday that Congress is “running out of time” to stop the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) from going bankrupt, The Hill reports. The HTF, the main source ...

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Senate EPW to hold hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 26, 2014

Senate EPW to hold hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on MAP-21 reauthorization on Thursday morning. The hearing, “MAP-21 Reauthorization: State and Local Perspectives on Transportation Priorities and Funding,” will look at perspectives at every level of government ...

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Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Sen. Boxer anticipates Senate EPW to work on transportation bill by April

During last week’s hearing on MAP-21, Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said she hopes the committee will have a new transportation authorization bill by April, according to AASHTO Journal. Boxer said having the bill before her committee ...

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Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 25, 2013

Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said during a committee hearing Wednesday that the federal government should remove its 18.4-cents-per-gallon gas tax and replace it with an oil wholesalers fee, according to a report from The ...

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Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 22, 2013

Foxx to travel, offer testimony for first time as Transportation Secretary

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week will take part in a few firsts in his new official role, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx, who was sworn in as DOT chief earlier this month, this week will take his ...

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