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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 23, 2014

VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

On Friday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded state departments of transportation that the Highway Trust Fund’s “situation remains dire.” He noted in a letter to state DOT directors that the HTF is projected to run out of money at the end ...

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House votes against Amtrak cuts in THUD bill markup

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

House votes against Amtrak cuts in THUD bill markup

In a markup of its version of the an appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD), the House voted against proposals to make significant cuts to Amtrak funding, The Hill reports. The bill, which the ...

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THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for reauthorization

John Latta - Jun 06, 2013

Funding talks on The Hill lay groundwork for reauthorization

Debriefing a number of contractors and agency folk who spent most of the daylight hours yesterday talking to politicians on The Hill last night was not a very uplifting experience. They had gone to talk to members of Congress who are ...

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Secretary of Labor Solis resigning

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 09, 2013

Another government agency resignation! They’re dropping like flies. Just a few weeks ago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson resigned, without a successor named. Now, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning, The Hill reports, citing The White House, ...

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Obama signs $105 billion highway bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 05, 2012

President Obama on July 6 signed into law a combined transportation, student loan and flood insurance bill at a White House event. The House and Senate on June 29 passed a new two-year $105 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for ...

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House passes transportation bill to extend highway program through 2014

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 29, 2012

The House on June 29 approved legislation that will extend federal highway programs through 2014, a low interest rate on student loans for one year, and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, according to a report from The ...

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Intelligent transportation, intelligent investment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 08, 2009

Investment in intelligent transportation is critical as Congress works toward developing a jobs bill to address the current unemployment level. That's the sentiment of Scott Belcher, CEO and president, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, in The Hill's Congress Blog. Belcher is spot ...

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