House Members Continue to Push Highway Trust Fund Fix as Part of Tax Reform

Tell your Rep. to Sign Bipartisan Letter in Support of Long-Term Fix – DEADLINE MAY 19
As the push continues for Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives are circulating a letter calling for a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix to be included in any tax reform package. 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 letter. So far, 111 members of the House have signed onto this year’s letter.  See if your member has signed on and, if so, send an email thanking them for their support.
Attendees at next week’s TCC Fly-In will be bringing this message to Capitol Hill and urging their House representative to sign onto the Graves/Holmes Norton letter. In addition to signing the Graves/Holmes Norton letter, attendees will also be asking their members of Congress to fully fund the FAST Act’s authorized levels for FY 2018 and increase airport infrastructure investment as part of the FAA authorization.
The FAST ACT provides funding certainty for the Highway Trust Fund through fiscal year 2020.  However, following the FAST Act's expiration, the Highway Trust Fund will face cuts of approximately $18 billion per year.  A permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund needs to be found in order to eliminate these cuts.
The letter – which is being circulated by Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Ranking Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia) – is asking House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Democrat Richard Neal (Mass.) to fix the Highway Trust Fund in any tax reform package that the committee considers.
For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at [email protected] or (202) 547-8892.

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