US House Panel Will Get Highway Bill in ‘Next Couple of Months,’ according to Committee Leadership

The committee that handles transportation affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives expects to consider a comprehensive highway policy measure in the early part of this year, the panel’s top Republican said Jan. 8.

Policymakers on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee crafting the new highway bill intend to focus their initial negotiations on matters related to roads and bridges before expanding their scope, Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the panel’s ranking member, told Transport Topics.

Graves’ timeline aligns with the committee’s Democratic leadership, which had signaled the potential of commencing the process of updating the FAST Act five-year highway law around the early part of 2020. The current highway law expires in September.