House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has postponed the Feb.
3rd markup of the six-year, $375 billion highway and transit funding reauthorization
Don Young, R-AK, committee chairman, had announced to members that he hoped
to schedule a markup of H.R. 3550 the first Wednesday in February and had
hoped to take the transportation bill to the floor the second week of February.
The legislation – “The
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users” (H.R. 3550) – was introduced
to work with Congressmen Jim Oberstar, D-MN, Tom Petri, R-WI, and Bill
Lipinski, D-IL, to achieve a bipartisan bill, but we also need additional
time to hear from a number of other committee chairmen and the leadership
of the House on possible additional ways to pay for the much needed improvements
to the nation's transportation system that are proposed in H.R. 3550,” Young
Oberstar, Petri, Lipinski and I have made significant progress toward completing
our bipartisan legislation, and we believe additional time is needed to
allow for the completion of the revenue proposals for the six-year reauthorization,” he