Update on Transportation Bill09-Mar-2012
Speaker John Boehner gave up on the House transportation bill as he was unable to get support by House Republicans over the five-year measure to rebuild roads, bridges and railways, reported Reuters.com.
As the current transportation bill, which has been extended on numerous occasions, is set to expire on March 31, 2012, Boehner will continue to have conversations with members about a longer-term approach, but at this point in time is willing to bring up the Senate bill or something like it.
The Senate transportation bill faced many issues of its own with more than 200 amendments filed of which many had nothing to do with transportation. This Thursday, March 08, 2012, the Senate worked through 30 agreed upon amendments. A handful of them were included in a manager’s package that essentially folds them into the overall bill, including the several that CTAI is supporting and addressed with Idaho’s Congressional Delegation.
CTAI will continue to monitor the Senate’s bill and keep you informed!