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Carper's Highway Plan Responsibly Fixes Trust Fund But With a Catch

The three-month highway law that passed last month was intended to buy time for a more lasting solution for the Highway Trust Fund's finances, so it...
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Taking a Closer Look at the Senate's Highway Bill

We commended the Senate last week for seeking a long-term solution to the highway funding shortfall and for funding its proposal with real offsets....
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Unpaid-For Veterans Provisions Piggyback on Transportation Bill

Before Congress leaves for August, they must pass a transportation bill extending highway programs and transferring additional money into the Highway...
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Senate Transportation Bill Finds Offsets for Three Years of Funding

The Senate is discussing a bill that would reauthorize highway programs for six years and provide $47.6 billion of funding to cover the Highway Trust...
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Second Half of the Year Means Plenty of Fiscal Speed Bumps Ahead

As we move past the midpoint of 2015, several fiscal deadlines are fast approaching. Congress is preparing to act on two important Fiscal Speed Bumps...
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House Transportation Plan Uses Elements that CRFB Highlighted

Here at CRFB we spend a lot of time reviewing responsible options to offset the cost of new bills and have provided many to lawmakers. So when...
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Dynamic Infrastructure Estimate Gives Lawmakers Food for Thought

Three weeks from the deadline to deal with highway funding, a new report commissioned by the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute gives Congress...
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One Month to Go for Highway Funding

In a newly released ticker, the Department of Transportation has shown that there is one month left for lawmakers to decide on funding for the...
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Shoring Up Trust Funds Greatly Improves Debt

The main focus of CBO's long-term budget outlook is rightly on the unified budget numbers regarding spending, revenue, deficits, and debt. But it...

Senator Flake Publishes “Jurassic Pork”

What do earmarks and dinosaurs have in common? Both are extinct, but their skeletons still remain. Last week, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) joined...

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