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Lawmakers Warm Up to Short-Term Highway Funding

Posted By YM Administrator, Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawmakers are signaling that they will likely settle for stopgap transportation funding amid signs that a long-term deal is unlikely to come anytime soon, The Hill reports. Both Democrats and Republicans have said they hoped for a long-term deal, but they are facing increased pressure to shore up funding as highway programs across the country face potential shutdown.


The article includes a quote from Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “Spring starts in a week and that really is the traditional beginning of the construction season for the year. States have already notified the federal government that they will be delaying or postponing or canceling projects. I expect the number of canceled or delayed projects will only grow over the coming weeks if we don’t have a short-term bill,” said DeFazio.


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