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Shuster Poised to Release Infrastructure Bill Framework


RR072318 HighwayBillJuly 23, 2018 – There are once again rumblings regarding an infrastructure bill. House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster told Politico that he will soon release a framework proposal. Shuster said his discussion draft would "cover all the bases in infrastructure" and "deal with all the policy pieces," including pay-fors. With his retirement looming, Shuster has the added benefit of being able to go as bold as he wishes without having to placate interest groups that may not like some of the calls he makes. How will the existing highway and transit formulas fare in the proposal? Will he incorporate the 15-cent gas tax increase he embraced in February, and what other offsets might he endorse? Are there any elements of the White House infrastructure plan he'll borrow? Stay tuned.