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Highway Bill Coming in March, Rep. Peter DeFazio Tells AASHTO

Highway Bill Coming in March, Rep. Peter DeFazio Tells AASHTO

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Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020 6:45 PM, EST

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats’ version of a bill that would update highway operations around the country will be unveiled in March, the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives’ highway panel indicated Feb. 26.

Following the legislation’s introduction, committee consideration would take place in April, Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told reporters after addressing the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Congress and the White House must agree on a new highway bill prior to the expiration of the FAST Act highway policy law on Sept. 30. Unresolved matters regarding an account central to highway funding operations have crippled high-level negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House... FULL ARTICLE

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