TCC Reminds U.S. Senate of Infrastructure Initiatives
Oct. 18, 2017: Dramatic cuts in Highway Trust Fund-supported transportation investment are inconsistent with President Trump’s call to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure network and would severely dilute such an initiative, the TCC reminded the U.S. Senate as it passed an FY-2018 budget resolution.
TCC Urges Congress to Stabilize Highway Trust Fund
Oct. 11, 2017: Granite Construction President and CEO Jim Roberts, representing the TCC, testified before the House Highways & Transit Subcommittee. He urged Congress to permanently stabilize and grow the Highway Trust Fund revenue stream as part of any package to reform the U.S. tax code. Read his testimony.
Senate Urged to Increase Charge for Airport Infrastructure
July 26, 2017: The TCC urged the Senate Appropriations Committee in a July 26 letter to allow airports to increase their Passenger Facility Charges (PFC). The PFC is imposed by airports on departing flights and the revenues are used for infrastructure improvements where the fee is collected. It has been capped by federal law since 2000.
Congress Should Deliver FAST Act Investment Levels
Dec. 8, 2016: In a letter to all representatives and senators, the TCC expressed disappointment about needless delays in transportation investment and urged Congress to fully deliver the FAST Act funding increases as soon as possible.
Tax Reform Should Include Highway Trust Fund Revenue Solution
July 7, 2016: In a letter addressed to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and delivered to all House members, the TCC emphasizes the need to make a permanent solution for the Highway Trust Fund’s (HTF) structural revenue deficit a key priority for any tax reform proposal.
Permanent Solution Needed to Preserve and Grow Highway Trust Fund
June 9, 2016: The TCC reminds all House members of the $143 billion in borrowed or General Fund revenue transferred into the Highway Trust Fund since 2008, and that the fund will face an average annual $18 billion shortfall beginning in 2020.
Aviation Innovation, and Reform Reauthorization (AIRR) Act
Feb. 10, 2016: The TCC urges members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to support efforts to boost investment in the Airport Improvement Program.
Upgrade Nation’s Airport Infrastructure in Aviation Reauthorization Bill
Nov. 19, 2015: A letter to all House and Senate transportation bill conferees outlines the TCC’s priorities for the final bill.
Nov. 5, 2015: The TCC sends a letter to all members of the House asking for their support of H.R. 22, the Drive Act, as an important step toward completing a multi-year reauthorization of the highway and public transit programs in 2015.
Nov. 4, 2015: The TCC sends a letter to all members of the House asking they oppose several key amendments to STRRA.
Nov. 3, 2015: The TCC sends a letter to all members of the House urging support for three key amendments to STRRA.
Oct. 21, 2015: The TCC commends the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee for developing a six-year surface transportation reauthorization. But the partnership has concerns about the investment level and other aspects of the proposal.
July 13, 2015: The TCC supports passage of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill by July 31 over another temporary extension. The bill should have at least the investment levels as the DRIVE Act proposed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
May 6, 2015: The TCC tells Reps. Boehner/Pelosi, and Sens. McConnell/Reid that surface transportation extension should be of limited duration and include an explicit timeline detailing when the tax committees and the full Congress will act to generate the revenues needed to stabilize and grow highway and transit investment.
March 26, 2015: TCC Urges All Senators to Oppose the Lee Amendment Relating to the Highway Trust Fund.
March 11, 2015: The TCC asks the House Budget Committee chairman and ranking member to address the financial future of the Highway Trust Fund in the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution.
June 25, 2014: The TCC and U.S. Chamber of Commerce-led Americans for Transportation Mobility coalition letter urges members of the Senate Finance Committee to move forward on a deal to preserve federal highway and transit programs through the end of year.