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Shuster Introduces His Infrastructure Bill

July 23, 2018 This evening, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is releasing the text of his own...

House Votes to Reject Carbon Tax as Curbelo Prepares to Introduce HTF Carbon Tax Bill

July 20, 2018 The House of Representatives this week passed a non-binding resolution rejecting the idea of a carbon tax as bad for...

Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced in Senate (Again)

July 13, 2018 The latest variant of legislation to turn responsibility for most highway funding back to states, eliminate most...

California Voters Decide Transportation Initiatives, Recall Legislator Who Voted for Gas Tax Increase

June 14, 2018 In last Tuesday’s primary, California voters decided on a mix of state and regional transportation measures. Prior...

June 5 California Primary Features Two Ballot Measures Relevant to Transportation

May 31, 2018 - California voters can weigh in on two separate transportation measures on the ballot next Tuesday, June 5. While the two...

20 Years Ago This Week: House, Senate Pass Final TEA21 Legislation – May 22, 1998

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Twenty years ago today, on May 22, 1998, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the final conference...

House Bill Trims State Water Infrastructure Grants but Expands WIFIA Loans

May 18, 2018 This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of the draft fiscal year 2019 Interior and Environment...

CBO Reports Highway Trust Fund On Schedule For 2021 Default

April 11, 2018 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook which is...

Tax Cut Law Forces Change in Offset for Excise Tax Change Proposals

April 3, 2018 The cost of increasing the federal gasoline tax just got lower. (The financial cost to general revenues, not the...

Speaker Ryan Rejects Talk of Gas Tax Increase

March 9, 2018 This week, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) threw cold water on discussions of a possible federal motor fuels tax...

Chao Defends Administration Infrastructure Plan Before Senate

March 2, 2018 Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended the Trump Administration's infrastructure initiative and fiscal 2019...

White House Infrastructure Plan Met With Skepticism; Trump Tells Lawmakers He Will Accept Gas Tax Increase

February 15, 2018 President Trump submitted his long-awaited infrastructure initiative to Congress on Monday. In a formal message to...

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