Senate Names Highway Bill Conferees

Prior to recessing for Veterans Day, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives appointed conferees from each chamber who will conference on the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. The conference committee will reconcile funding and policy differences and merge the House and Senate bills into one that both chambers can pass, according to the…

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Tax Extender Legislation Comes Late in Game

The House of Representatives voted 378 to 46 to retroactively extend $45 billion in tax deductions for the 2014 tax year, allowing millions of businesses and individuals to claim them on this year’s returns. On Dec. 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act (H.R. 5771) into law.

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Trust Fund Patch Coming

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July 25, 2014 – The Senate is poised to vote on legislation to ensure federal highway funds continue to flow to the states before Congress adjourns for the five-week August recess. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill July 15 that transfers $10.8 billion from the general fund into the Highway Trust Fund and extends current highway and transit…

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WRRDA Report Approved by House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the conference report on water resources legislation by a vote of 412 to 4. Six months of intense negotiations between House and Senate conferees produced a bipartisan bill aimed at reforming and streamlining an outdated bureaucracy, increasing flexibility for public-private investment and eliminating earmarks. The Senate may vote on the conference report by the…

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