highway funding

House proposes another short-term highway bill, will fund roads through Nov. 20

The U.S. House late Friday unveiled a short-term highway funding bill that would extend highway appropriations for just 22 days beyond the current highway funding stopgap put in place in July.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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House set to force Senate’s hand on short-term highway bill

The House has introduced another short-term highway funding patch, and it plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before the August recess.

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CSA-reforming highway bill hits roadblock, still could pass Senate this week

Congress is now days away from the latest expiration of U.S. highway funds, and lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to proceed: The Senate’s long-term measure or the House’s short-term measure.

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House votes to extend highway funding through end of year

The House passed Wednesday another short-term highway funding bill, as the current short-term patch is set to expire July 31.

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Congress, with time expiring, introduces another highway bill patch

The House introduced late Monday another short-term highway funding patch — the third since MAP-21’s expiration last year — that would extend funding through the end of the year. The current highway funding patch is set to expire July 31.

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Long-term highway bill, cleared by Senate committee, could have legs

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a six-year, $275 billion called the DRIVE Act. The bill, first introduced this year, increases funding levels slightly from the two-year MAP-21 highway funding act passed in 2012.

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Highway funding safe for 60 more days as Congress clears latest stopgap measure

The Senate this weekend cleared the two-month highway funding patch passed last week by the U.S. House, securing solvency for the U.S. Highway Trust Fund until July 31. This is the 33rd such short-term measure in the last decade.

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