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Congress Faces New Deadline Amid Calls for Major Highway Legislation

Congress Faces New Deadline Amid Calls for Major Highway Legislation

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019 4:00 PM, EST

Congressional leaders in Washington again have packed the final weeks of the year with major legislative items as the top transportation policymakers in the U.S. Senate urge passage of comprehensive highway legislation.

Avoiding a shutdown of federal agencies is atop the priorities for the leadership in the House and Senate, who are working against a Dec. 20 deadline to determine how to proceed with fiscal 2020 funding.

Lawmakers tasked with managing the funding process said they intend to ensure that the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the rest of the federal apparatus, continues to function without funding disruptions. They have proposed increasing funding for infrastructure grants and trucking regulators in legislation that has yet to reach President Donald Trump’s desk... FULL ARTICLE

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