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Posts Tagged ‘John Boehner’

Higher Gas Tax Unlikely to Gain Support in U.S. Congress

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 31

Although some infrastructure advocates are hoping to use the current budget negotiations to win support for an increase in the federal gasoline tax, the idea is unlikely to gain support in Congress or the Administration. While the 2010 Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission proposed raising the federal gas tax by 15 cents/gallon as part of a broad deficit-reduction plan, neither House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have endorsed the idea.

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Update: Hopes for a Compromise on the Highway Bill Are Fading

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23 No. 20 A recent story in the Wall Street Journal shed some light on why  discussions on the 15-month bill (July 2012 -through September 2013) have ground to a halt and why the prospect of reaching agreement on the  bill by June 30 — or  during the remainder of the current congressional […]

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Hopes for a Compromise on the Highway Bill Are Fading

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 20 A story in the June 14 edition of the Wall Street Journal explains why  discussions on the highway bill have ground to a near-halt and why the prospect of reaching agreement on the 15-month bill by June 30 — or indeed during the remainder of the current congressional session —appears […]

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The Fiscal Implications of the Senate Highway Bill (S.1813)

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 11
By a vote of 74-22 on March 14, the Senate passed an 18-month highway bill (S. 1813) reauthorizing the federal surface transportation program through the end of FY 2013. Twenty-two senators, all Republican, voted against the final bill.

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House Republicans Trying To Increase Transportation Funding

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Transportation Issues Daily House Transportation Chair John Mica has been given the green light to explore options for providing up to $15 billion per year for a multi-year transportation bill.  It’s not clear what those options might be, other than it won’t be a gas tax increase according to GOP sources. Mica’s proposed funding level […]

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