A Bumpy Road Ahead

Sanchez, Humberto
April 2004
Bond Buyer;4/27/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31871, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the differences between the White House and congressional lawmakers over how much funding to provide in a transportation bill in the U.S. Policy differences whether to allow private companies to use private-activity bonds to finance transportation projects; Problems of the administration of President George W. Bush with substantive provisions in both transportation bills; Threat of the White House to veto both bills because their funding levels are too high.


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