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Infrastructure Funding Policy Looms Over Congressional Fall Schedule

Infrastructure Funding Policy Looms Over Congressional Fall Schedule

Transport Topics
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019 4:45 PM, EDT

A recent report detailing the country’s congestion woes prompted the top transportation lawmaker in the U.S. House of Representatives to again urge colleagues to legislate on comprehensive infrastructure policy when they return to Washington after a five-week summer break.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), chairman of the influential Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, insisted that fellow policy authorizers, as well as President Donald Trump, collaborate to identify a long-term fix aimed at ensuring funding for maintenance and repairs for the country’s network of freight and commuter corridors.

Members of Congress make their way back to Capitol Hill on Sept. 9 to proceed with an agenda that includes myriad nominations in the Senate and legislating on fiscal 2020 measures to guarantee funding for federal agencies... FULL ARTICLE

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