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UPDATE- Congress Passes 2-year Highway Bill

Posted By Katie Bell, Friday, June 29, 2012
Updated: Monday, July 2, 2012


The Highway Bill was passed by the House (373-52) and Senate (74-19) on Friday, June 29. MAPPS will provide an update on what this means for the geospatial profession shortly. 

Your immediate action is needed. Congress, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, will vote as early as today on the Highway Bill Reauthorization. Text of the conference report is found here.

The two-year highway bill reauthorizes and fully funds the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the federal funding source for transportation infrastructure projects like roads, highways, bridges, and mass transit. The bill is also an investment in good-paying American jobs, the critical infrastructure investments supported by the bill create or support more than a million jobs, ensure safety and mobility, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality all across the country. The bill is fully paid-for, and it reduces the deficit over the ten-year budget window. This bill, which will not require any new taxes, and is absent of earmarks, is a positive step and Congress needs to hear from you.

Please contact your Congressman and both U.S. Senators NOW and tell them to vote "YES” on the Highway and Transit Conference Report TODAY.

To locate your Congressman and/or both U.S. Senators, click here. Then, call (202) 225-3121 for the Capitol switchboard.

Thank you for your quick action TODAY.

If you have any questions, contact John "JB" Byrd.

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