House Policymakers Consider Multiyear Highway Bill

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House continued to debate a five-year, $494 billion highway policy bill on June 18, a day after kicking off the measure’s consideration.

The legislation would update most of the country’s freight and passenger transportation programs while promoting myriad climate change and infrastructure resilience policies.

Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who sponsored the bill, titled the INVEST in America Act, allowed debate on more than 200 amendments that ranged from establishing fees on alternative technologies to safety-centric provisions on trucks and buses.