Highway Trust Fund Patch Clears Congress: Bill Goes to President for Signature

Washington, DC (August 1, 2014) –With a vote of 81-13, the U.S. Senate passed a bill to provide a $10.8 billion funding patch for the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) late last night – the fifth patch since 2008. The bill will keep the HTF solvent through May or June of 2015, and the transportation […]

Senate Passes Amended Highway Trust Fund Patch, Sends Bill Back to House

Washington, DC (July 29, 2014) – The U.S. Senate today voted 79-19 to approve H.R. 5021, which, as amended, provides an $8.1 billion patch for the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and extends the nation’s transportation program through mid-December. Without a patch, the U.S. Department of Transportation has indicated it would be forced to reduce and delay reimbursements to states beginning August 1st. This Senate action alone does not […]

White House Rural Council Announces $10B Private Investment Fund for Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

The White House Rural Council last week announced a new effort to help finance job-creating infrastructure projects in rural America. The White House Rural Council created the U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in infrastructure projects across the country. The initial $10 billion investment comes from CoBank, a national cooperative bank […]

President Signs WIOA into Law

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law a vital bipartisan workforce bill, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which will bolster job opportunities and economic activity throughout the country. The bill balances federal, state, and local interests that will move the nation’s workforce system into the 21st Century. The bill recently passed the U.S. Senate by […]

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