Returning Congress Faces Threat to Remove Billions in Authorized Highway Funding

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Returning Congress Faces Threat to Remove Billions in Authorized Highway Funding

When Congress returns to work on Sept. 6 after a long summer recess, lawmakers face a decision on whether to maintain support for highway program funding levels they set just last year in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or whether they will act to weaken those investments.

A proposal by the Senate Appropriations Committee for fiscal 2017 would strip away $2.2 billion in old contract authority through a budgetary rescission targeted at certain highway program categories, an action that could limit the ability of state departments of transportation to use all of their authorized funds.

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