Highway Trust Fund: Still Under Construction
The FAST Act was a huge accomplishment and provides much needed certainty in the transportation construction market. Unfortunately, the bill did not provide a long-term sustainable revenue source for the Highway Trust. Instead, it transferred $70 billion from the General Fund to the Highway Trust Fund. What this means is that when the FAST Act expires on September 30, 2020, the Highway Trust Fund will require an estimated $18 billion annually just to maintain its current investment levels.
As President and Congress begin consideration of tax reform and infrastructure it is imperative to let them know that a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund must be a part of comprehensive tax reform.
Send an E-Hardhat
Representatives Sam Graves (R-MO) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) have organized a bipartisan letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Democrat Richard Neal asking them to fix the Highway Trust Fund in comprehensive tax reform.
If you recall, Representatives Graves and Holmes-Norton circulated a similar letter last year (check here to see if your Rep. signed the 2016 letter) that was signed by 130 bipartisan members of the House. Help us to significantly increase that number by contacting your Representative and asking them to sign on to the Graves/Holmes-Norton letter. So far, 216 members of the House have signed onto the letter. See if your member has signed on and, if so, send an email thanking them for their support.
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