Issue / Highway Trust Fund

Treasury Deposits $118 Billion Bailout in Highway Trust Fund

The Treasury Department's official report on Highway Trust Fund finances for December 2021 is now out, and it shows that the $118...

Debt Limit Likely to Be Increased Next Week, Allowing HTF Bailout to Be Processed

The latest debt ceiling crisis will be solved by the middle of next week, without having to delay the latest bailout transfer of the...

Wheels of Fortune: A Centennial Institute Recap

While reforming surface transportation funding and financing is an evergreen topic in federal Washington, major events over the last...

Congress Still Can’t Leave Without Dealing with Debt Limit

While Congress has now extended the annual appropriations deadline into next February, there is still no clear path in sight for...

Surface Transportation Programs Extended to Dec. 3 While Budget Reconciliation Bill Gets Refined

Last night, the U.S. House and Senate have both agreed to another one-month extension of federal surface transportation funding...

FHWA Projects HTF Highway Account Won’t Need Bailout Until Summer 2022

The Federal Highway Administration has notified Capitol Hill that the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund probably won't need an...

Senate Clears 1-Month HTF Extension for President’s Signature

At 1:30 p.m. today, the U.S. Senate held a special session lasting less than five minutes, during which the Senate passed legislation...

House Passes 30-Day Surface Extension as Infrastructure Bill Shelved Temporarily

After a day-long lapse in Highway Trust Fund spending authority and the furlough of some 3,700 U.S. Department of Transportation...

This federal agency could shut down if Congress doesn’t pass an infrastructure bill this week

There were five short extensions in 2014 and 2015 before a five-year bill passed, according to a tally maintained by Jeff Davis, a...

House to Debate Infrastructure Bill Monday, with Possible Reconciliation Bill Later in the Week

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced to the House this afternoon that "On Monday, September 27, pursuant to the Rule...

Deadlines Start Catching Up with Congress Next Week

After a very slow month, Congress will have to making moves next week to pass some key fiscal policy legislation next week, staring...

How Long Can the Highway Trust Fund Go Without Another Bailout?

The Federal Highway Administration briefed states last month on new procedures that would be used in the even that the cash balance in...

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