Transport Bill Deal Nears As Another Stopgap Is Enacted

Ichniowski, Tom
July 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/11/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 2, p12
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The article reports that in a floor statement around midnight on June 30 listing House of Representatives' accomplishments, Speaker Dennis Hastert said that congressional conferees laboring to produce a multi-year transportation bill had come to a bipartisan and bicameral agreement to move that bill forward. The most important element of the framework is a $286.5-billion highway-transit obligation limit. But as the U.S. Congress began its July 4 break, a detailed final bill was far from wrapped up. A Senate staffer says House and Senate conferees have agreed on an obligation ceiling totaling $286.5 billion over the life of the bill.


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