House Bill a Long Time Coming
- Published: Thursday, 05 November 2015 13:31
- Written by Rock Products News
Nov. 5, 2015 – This just in from the "It's about damn time" department. After years of temporary authorizations and days of debate on more than 100 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a six-year surface transportation reauthorization by a bipartisan vote of 363-64. The historic $339-billion measure allocates about $40 billion per year to repair the nation's failing infrastructure, although only three years are funded as of now. According to NSSGA, there were several amendments of note that passed or were rejected in the final House bill.