Majority of House Members Want Highway Trust Fund Fix in Tax Reform

Transportation Construction Coalition Helps Secure Support
This week, 253 bipartisan members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Democrat Richie Neal (D-Mass.) calling for a fix to the Highway Trust as part of any comprehensive tax reform proposal from the Ways & Means Committee.  AGC thanks all of our members as well as TCC members who contacted their Representatives through Hardhat for Highways, in-district visits and the TCC fly-in.
AGC, along with our partners in the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC), worked closely with the letter’s authors – Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Ranking Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-District of Columbia) – to help secure support from a majority of the Republicans (119) and the Democrats (134).
The letter was significant for many reasons including the fact that it sent a clear message that a majority of both House Republicans and Democrats want to see an end to general fund transfers that federal highway and transit programs have relied on since 2008 and, instead, are calling for any Highway Trust Fund solution that “entail[s] a long-term, dedicated, user-based revenue stream.”
For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or (202) 547-8892.


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