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Don't Use a Gimmick to Fund Our Highways

The House Ways and Means Committee just published its plan for a short-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund, which needs an additional $8 billion to...

Congress Must Abide by PAYGO for Upcoming Legislation

Congress returns from its July 4th recess this week, and it will have plenty of work to do. Most pressing is the looming insolvency of the Highway...

One Month Left Before Highway Spending Disruptions

Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx started the Highway Trust Fund clock yesterday, informing state transportation directors that...
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Buying Time for a Highway Solution with General Funds

Our recent paper Trust or Bust: Fixing the Highway Trust Fund called on lawmakers to identify a long-term fix to the funding gap in the Highway Trust...
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Why Lawmakers Should Fix the Budgetary Treatment of the Highway Trust Fund

Continuing our series of transportation-focused blogs, this blog discusses the budgetary treatment of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). While most of the...
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Restoring Highway Solvency with New Revenue Sources

As we approach the twin deadlines to reauthorize surface transportation spending and shore up the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), policymakers should note...

Senate Finance Committee Discussing Highway Patch

The Senate Finance Committee is beginning a markup of a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund, providing funding through the end of the year....
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Finance Committee Considers Short Term Highway Extension

As we've been writing about various ways to improve the state of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the Senate Finance Committee has been discussing...

Restoring Highway Solvency by Reducing Spending

We released a new paper, Trust or Bust: Fixing the Highway Trust Fund, which showed the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) faces a $170 billion shortfall over...
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Restoring Highway Solvency by Increasing Current Revenue

Without a fix soon, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) will run out of money this summer, slowing down infrastructure projects across the nation. Our...

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