Articles Tagged 'transportation bill'

Lawmakers fail to break US transport bill deadlock

June 20, 2012
By David Lawder and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) – U.S. congressional leaders failed on Tuesday to break a deadlock on a long-stalled transportation funding measure, and Republicans now may need to find a new legislative vehicle to carry their plan to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. With a June 30 deadline for new transportation funds looming,… READ MORE

Boehner, Reid talks may end U.S. transport bill standoff

March 27, 2012
By David Lawder and John Crawley (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress held talks on Monday over an extension of transport construction authority that would avert project shutdowns and give House Speaker John Boehner a shorter window to resolve Republican divisions over a signature jobs initiative. Aides said that Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid… READ MORE

Senate passes $109 billion transportation bill

March 15, 2012
From Washington — A $109 billion transportation bill won approval Wednesday from the Senate but still faces likely political wrangling in the House. The 74-22 Senate vote showed broad bipartisan support for the two-year measure that extends the federal highway trust fund set to expire at the end of March.
Without an extension, many federally funded projects to build… READ MORE

Speaker Boehner faces tough test on $260 billion transportation bill

February 6, 2012
By Keith Laing , The Hill Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) faces a difficult task in winning House approval of a $260 billion transportation bill that… READ MORE

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