Today’s Headlines

  • House Ways and Means Committee joins the Senate in shutting the door on Rep. Jim Oberstar’s (D-MN) push for a new transportation bill (The Hill)
  • The field-testing of a future alternative to the gas tax kicks into high gear (AP)
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) calls for a second stimulus that’s targeted to infrastructure … (The Hill)
  • … as a new report shows that national infrastructure will drop this year, stimulus cash aside (Land Line)

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