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Hillary Clinton Releases Infrastructure Plan

This blog is part of a series of "Policy Explainers" for the 2016 presidential election, where we explain some of the candidates' policy proposals...
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Highway Conference Agreement is Both Gimmicky and Costly

Congressional negotiators this week released a conference agreement on highway spending authorization that will largely settle the issue of highway...

Five-Year Highway Bill Could Be a Costly Mistake

As the House and Senate are conferencing their highway bills, a debate has broken out over how to spend the $78 billion of offsets. Setting aside the...
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The Federal Reserve Budget Gimmick In The House Transportation Bill

The transportation bill that the House passed last week contains a budget gimmick worth almost $60 billion (Wall Street Journal Paywall). The...
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Two Months, Four Fiscal Speed Bumps to Deal With

We are coming down the home stretch of calendar year 2015, with only a little more than two months left. Lawmakers will have to get to work as they...
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Highway Trust Fund Runs Out Next Summer

According to a new Department of Transportation (DOT) estimate, the Highway Trust Fund will likely last until late next summer instead of at the end...

Three Scenarios for Projecting Debt

Our recent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) August baseline focused on CBO's official current law baseline projections,...
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Carper's Highway Plan Responsibly Fixes Trust Fund But With a Catch

The three-month highway law that passed last month was intended to buy time for a more lasting solution for the Highway Trust Fund's finances, so it...
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Taking a Closer Look at the Senate's Highway Bill

We commended the Senate last week for seeking a long-term solution to the highway funding shortfall and for funding its proposal with real offsets....

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