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January 7, 2011
The House rules package adopted this week for the 112th Congress includes a provision that has the potential to dramatically alter the process Congress uses to provide funding for highway and transit programs.
January 5, 2011
The House Republican Conference met Tuesday to consider a rules package that will govern how issues can be addressed in the 112th Congress.
January 4, 2011
The House Republican Conference will meet today at 4:00 p.m. to consider a rules package that will govern how issues can be addressed in the 112th Congress. Among the proposed rules is a repeal of the guaranteed funding requirement for annual federal highway investment and the House point of order that enforces the guarantee. These guaranteed investment levels are based on user fee revenue flowing into the Highway Trust Fund.
December 21, 2010
The House Republican Conference has approved Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 112th Congress. Mica was ranking Republican for the past four years when Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) chaired the committee. From 2000 to 2006, he was chairman of the aviation subcommittee. He has been a member of the committee since his election in 1992.
December 20, 2010
The Senate is expected to complete action tomorrow on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund government programs through March 4, 2011, and the House is expected to follow suit and give its approval soon after. Included in the CR is an extension of highway and transit program authorization to March 4t with funding continuing at FY 2010 levels.
December 16, 2010
AGC of America co-hosted a forum Wednesday in Charleston, S.C., to call for renewed federal infrastructure investment. The forum featured U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Jr.
December 15, 2010
AGC member Randy Snow, senior vice president of Charleston, S.C.-based United Infrastructure Group, participated in an AGC co-sponsored media event with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley to discuss the importance of renewed federal infrastructure investment.
December 14, 2010
AGC has joined with the Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), academia and other industry groups in sponsoring the 2nd International Conference on Transportation Construction Management The conference.
December 10, 2010
On Wednesday, the House passed (212-206) a nearly $1.1 trillion continuing resolution (CR) funding the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year (until Sept. 30, 2011). The measure would also extend for nine months -- from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 -- authorization for federal highway, mass transit, and aviation programs.
December 3, 2010
The  National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (otherwise known as the deficit reduction commission) failed to garner the necessary 14 votes today to approve its proposed recommendations and forward them on for Congressional consideration.

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