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Vote Scheduled for Today on Highway Trust Fund, Contact with Republican House Members Urgent

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. AGC is working in support of an amendment to be offered by Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio). The Amendment is a compromise that will retain some of the programs guarantees while giving the GOP a chance to cut funding if they can muster a majority of votes to do it on the House Floor. The GOP leadership has refused to include the LaTourette Amendment as a compromise, and therefore a vote will be necessary. Please continue to contact House Republicans and urge them to support the LaTourette amendment and urge them to convince their leadership to support the LaTourette amendment. To send an email through AGC's Legialative Action Center please follow this link . Click here to view talking points that should answer any questions that you get from members or staffers. If you have any questions please contact Jeff Shoaf at shoafj@agc.org or (202) 547-3350, or Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or ( 202) 547-8892.
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