Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Transportation bill

  • WASHINGTON -- After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nations roads, bridges and transit systems to the top of the political agenda.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A highway and mass transit bill headed to the House this week has drawn opposition from an eclectic array of organizations.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • RICHMOND - The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Monday to a measure that would expand capital punishment in the state. Pending final House passage, it will go to the state Senate, where an identical measure died in committee last week.
  • (Roanoke Times)
  • Sen. Rand Paul is delaying a Senate debate over a two-year transportation bill to make a statement on aid to Egypt.
  • (Politico.com)
  • SPEED BUMP IN THE SENATE: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) threw a monkey wrench in the Senates plans to move forward on the chamber's two-year, $109 billion transportation bill Monday evening. Paul, who wants a vote on an amendment to ban U.S.
  • (House Rules meets today - Nearly 300 amendments filed - Truckers to file suit against fatigue rule - Politico.com)
  • 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)
  • U.S. House Republicans version of a transportation bill is slated to come to the floor in Congress for debate this week. But the measure - one of the key funding components of which was crafted by U.S. Rep.
  • (Peoria Journal Star)
  • House Republicans may have set a record for how many counterproductive ideas can be stuffed into one package with their version of a $260 billion transportation bill.
  • (San Francisco Gate)

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