07/29/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and...
07/23/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives. But senators will likely end up simply adopting a measure that passed the...
07/16/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some...
07/15/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs. The vote was 367 to 55. A similar bill is pending in the Senate. The bill cobbles together $10.8 billion by using pension tax changes,...
07/10/14 04:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate committees took steps Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before the government says it will have to slow down payments. The House Ways and Means Committee approved on a voice vote a bill by its chairman, Rep....
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/08/14 08:50 AM
On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/03/14 01:31 PM
Roadwork nationwide could screech to a halt if Congress doesn't act soon.
07/02/14 05:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the summer driving season swings into full gear, states can expect a large pothole in their construction budgets if Congress doesn't reach an agreement quickly on how to pay for federal highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials are warning....
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/01/14 03:51 PM
President Obama has turned his sights to the looming deadline to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. He's laying out the issues that lie ahead should congress not act to stabilize a fund that is projected to run dry by the end of August.
07/01/14 04:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, President Barack Obama and his top officials warned Tuesday. States will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks in federal aid as soon...
07/01/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives. "So sue me," he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for...
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