MRF News Release 14NR34

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14NR34 – MRF News Release – Highway Funding Bill Clears Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 August 2014

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs


Highway Funding Bill Clears Congress

 

The United States Congress has agreed on a temporary patch for the highway trust fund, reports the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. The Senate agreed to the House version of the temporary funding fix for the highway trust fund.

 

The fix came just hours before the United States Department of Transportation would have had to cut off payments for highway construction projects and mass transit programs. The quick fix will keep the trust fund solvent through mid May of 2015.

 

The final Senate vote ended a week of legislative ping ponging between the House and Senate. The Senate wanted to modify the legislation so it would expire in December of 2014, thus forcing a vote on a larger highway bill that would address the trust fund issues before the end of this year. The House defeated that legislation, sending its own version to be passed by the Senate, that will run through May and spends $10.8 billion.

 

The temporary patch kicks the larger issues into the next Congress to be sworn in next year.

 

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