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By Vikram Mansharamani
WASHINGTON -- After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday -- a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects,…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Keeping U.S. roads and bridges safe requires federal funding, but lawmakers can't agree on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund.
By Kristen Doerer
WASHINGTON -- Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.
By David Espo, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Senate delivered an unexpectedly strong vote Tuesday in favor of taking action later this year to resolve the chronic funding problems that have bedeviled highway and transit programs, a sign that Congress may have reached the limit…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
With federal transportation funding about to run dry, President Barack Obama is taking steps to boost the flow of private dollars into public works projects. Using the recently closed I-495 bridge at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware as a…
By PBS NewsHour
The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money. Congress only has a few weeks to find more revenue, the Obama administration warned, or else the states will see a 28 percent reduction in federal funds, and 700,000 jobs…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including legal action by the U.S. House against President Obama, dwindling funds for the federal highway system, how to cope with…
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