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Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. The federal government supplies important capital funding for highways, transit systems, airports, waterways, and ports while also operating the nation’s air traffic control system. State and local governments have an equally important task to invest in and operate their transportation networks and rely on a broad range of revenue sources, from general revenues and debt, to fuel taxes, fees, and tolls.

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments

April 16, 2015 As Congressional leaders return to Washington to discuss how to extend Highway Trust Fund program spending authority...

House Subcommittee OK’s FY16 Corps of Engineers Water Project Budget

April 16, 2015 Earlier today, a House subcommittee approved a bill providing $5.6 billion in appropriations for the water resources...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

Talks on HTF Extension Continue on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2016 Negotiations on the duration of the next surface transportation extension law have begun on Capitol Hill, driven by...

House Passes 5-Month Surface Transportation Extension With $8 Billion HTF Bailout by Bipartisan 312-119 Margin

July 15, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed, by a wide 312-119 vote, a bill (H.R. 3038) providing a five-month...

With Budget Total Set, 2016 Appropriations Process Can Now Begin

April 2, 2015 Although both chambers of Congress are taking a two-week recess right now, this week marks the start of the period...

Senate Passes FY16 Budget After 16-Hour “Vote-a-Rama” Session

April 2, 2015 The Senate passed its fiscal 2016 budget plan (S. Con. Res. 11) in the wee hours of Friday morning, March 27, after a...

Administration Re-Releases GROW AMERICA Bill Text

April 2, 2015 The Obama Administration this week submitted the legislative text of a slightly revised version of the GROW AMERICA...

Section-by-Section Summary of S. 808, the Senate STB Reauthorization Bill, As Reported

SECTION-BY-SECTION SUMMARY OF S. 808, SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2015 The bill redesignates...

Ways and Means Chairman Indicates Short-Term HTF Extension In the Offing

March 26, 2015 Congress is taking the next two weeks off for the traditional Easter-Passover District Work Period. When they return...

House Passes FY16 Budget; Senate Still Debating

March 26, 2015 It’s budget week on Capitol Hill - the House and Senate are considering the annual budget blueprints on the floors...

CBO Says GROW AMERICA Grows Much More Slowly Than USDOT Says

March 19, 2015 Last week, when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its re-estimate of the President’s budget request...

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