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Agreement on Highway Conference Issues Near; but Additional Time Needed

Agreement on Highway Conference Issues Near; but Additional Time Needed

 

Since the last Legislative Update (July 15), the House and Senate have passed two more extension bills. Late last night, they passed the 10th stopgap measure providing a six day extension to midnight on Wednesday, July 27.

Reports appear to indicate that the Conferees are close to agreement on highway and transit funding formulas for distributing those funds to the states. If true, this means that a final Conference Report on the Highway bill could be completed sometime next week before the Congressional August recess. We will not be able to report on the details of the Conference Report until it passes.