Passage of Highway Trust Fund Derailed by Congress

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have punted and decided to send the transportation bill back to the Senate…and recess for the next five weeks. The move has led to uncertainty about how road projects across the country will be funded. There’s also significant concern about the future of the fund. Construction industry leaders pushing for a permeant fix are among those puzzled by the actions of House leaders. A reporter for The Washington Post calls the move “a simple partisan chess game” between Democrats and Republicans. Do lawmakers realize there’s too much at stake for game-playing?

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