Sunday, February 12, 2012

House transportation bill

  • As Congress gears up for an unusual fight over a new transportation bill, virtually all of California's Democratic delegation has come out against the Republican-drafted measure, saying it would cut funding to the state.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • House Republicans have an opportunity to pass transportation legislation that would help create new jobs, fix our roads and bridges, and improve our commutes. What have they decided to do instead? Load up their version of a transportation bill (HR.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The new transportation bill in the U.S. House is being attacked by conservatives, liberals, moderates, transit advocates, bicyclists and environmentalists, to name a few.
  • (Tampa Bay Online)
  • U.S. House Republican leaders proposed a $260 billion transportation spending bill Tuesday, but its prospects are slim because of controversy over provisions to allow heavier trucks and to pay for new projects with expanded oil and gas production.
  • (nola.com)
  • Maine would lose about $80 million in federal highway funding under a House transportation bill expected to be voted on as early as this week, according to Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District.
  • (Morning Sentinel)
  • House Republicans have an opportunity to pass transportation legislation that would help create new jobs, fix our roads and bridges, and improve our commutes. What have they decided to do instead? Load up their version of a transportation bill (HR.
  • (DAILY KOS)
  • FRANKFORT — The House Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would allow billboard owners to cut trees obstructing their roadside signs. House Bill 226 proceeds to the full House.
  • (Lexington Herald-Leader)

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