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Trust Fund Patch Coming


July 25, 2014 – The Senate is poised to vote on legislation to ensure federal highway funds continue to flow to the states before Congress adjourns for the five-week August recess. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill July 15 that transfers $10.8 billion from the general fund into the Highway Trust Fund and extends current highway and transit policy and funding through May 31, 2015. Senate leaders reached an agreement July 23 to take up the House-passed version and hold votes on four amendments, but the timing of the votes is not yet clear, according to NSSGA.