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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unveiled a five-year, $260 billion transportation bill entitled The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. This bill comes at a time when the current national surface transportation authorization, SAFETEA-LU, which is on its eighth extension at current funding levels since September 2009, expires at the end of March.
Posted on 02/01 at 02:04 PM
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

With the United States facing historically high deficit and debt levels, it is not hard to see that these are not issues with lasting negative implications for the economic future of the nation. But there are steps that can be taken to get things at least moving in the right direction, according to David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general.
Posted on 01/19 at 12:49 PM
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Posted on 01/12 at 11:50 AM
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Friday, January 06, 2012

Now that we are officially into 2012, it is a good time to assess just how things stand in regards to what is ahead of us. Compared to recent years, the dismal 2009 comes to mind, it stands to reason that things could truly be much worse. But at the same time we have many things to be concerned about.
Posted on 01/06 at 01:02 PM
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Friday, December 02, 2011

There is different type of football being played in the nation’s capital when it comes to long-term transportation funding. And that is called political football. It is likely you have heard of it, especially since SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Posted on 12/02 at 03:25 PM
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The bill, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), vows to reauthorize U.S. transportation programs for two years at a cost of $109 billion and reform these programs to make them more efficient.
Posted on 11/10 at 12:13 PM
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Friday, November 04, 2011

Keeping surface transportation funding at its current levels through a series of continuing resolutions is not the way to move forward in an efficient manner, when it comes to preserving and building United States infrastructure, says Representative John Mica (R-Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Posted on 11/04 at 08:07 AM
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Monday, October 24, 2011

The two-year, $109 billion bill is entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), which EPW officials have described as a “bipartisan effort that holds spending at current levels plus inflation, greatly increases leveraging of federal dollars, and modernizes and reforms the nation’s transportation systems to help create jobs and build the foundation for long-term prosperity.”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood is vowing to go to the mat against his former House Republican colleagues in winning $10 billion in seed money to create a national infrastructure bank to fund freight projects of national significance.
Posted on 10/13 at 10:55 AM
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Friday, September 16, 2011

Funding for federal highway, transit, and highway safety will remain intact at current levels through March 31, 2012, with Congress passing H.R. 2887, The Surface and Air Transportation Program Extension Act of 2011.
Posted on 09/16 at 11:48 AM
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