President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday maintaining jobs on transportation projects, saying it would “make a real difference” for millions of Americans.
President Barack Obama on Friday plans to sign into law legislation that maintains jobs on transportation projects across the nation.
A two-year federal transportation bill passed by Congress on Friday spares Wisconsin both a feared $60 million cut and the uncertainty of another short-term extension.
Congressional leaders have tentatively agreed on a two-year bill to overhaul federal highway programs that drops a requirement that the government approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says thousands of road and bridge construction projects could be in jeopardy if the U.S. House doesn’t approve the federal transportation bill already passed by the Senate.
House and Senate leaders made a last-ditch effort Tuesday to revive stalled legislation to overhaul federal transportation programs – Congress’ best bet for passage of a major jobs bill this year – but prospects for approval before the November elections are chancy at best.
House and Senate leaders are making a last-ditch effort to revive stalled legislation to overhaul federal transportation programs — Congress’ best bet for passage of a major jobs bill this year — but prospects for passage before the November election are dimming.
House Speaker John Boehner says he may press for a six-month extension of highway and transit programs if the House and Senate fail to reach a deal by June 30.
Defying expectations, Congress has reached the homestretch on a major overhaul of federal transportation programs that is critical if the nation is to avoid steep cutbacks in highway and transit aid.
President Barack Obama has signed a three-month extension of a transportation bill to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing. The move prevents a widespread shutdown of construction projects.