A Rough Road Ahead

The National Journal offers an in-depth analysis of the growing debate over the highway bill and the road it must travel through Congress.
May 22, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The highway lobby, and its champions on Capitol Hill, have a knack for getting what they want. But they'll be put to the test this year, as Congress considers a new surface transportation reauthorization bill. Some key advantages that they enjoyed in the past -- a booming economy, a bulging Highway Trust Fund, and a legendary House committee chairman -- have disappeared. Their toughest sell may be a proposed increase in the federal gas tax to pay for all the projects in their $375 billion bill."

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in National Journal
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