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Transportation Bill up for vote as early as Thursday

Tuesday, January 31, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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The attached file below is a summary the Transportation Bill the House may be voting on as early as Thursday.  As I mentioned in a previous email, the bill re-authorizes the important Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Safety Act and releases the Harbor Maintenance Fund from the freeze placed on it by the President.

If the Transportation bill passes, it would allow those frozen funds to be used to dredge channels and ports.  The bill is also fiscally responsible, allowing expenditures to not exceed revenues. In the past several years, Congress gasoline excise tax revenues have not been sufficient to pay for the projects authorized by Congress, so funds have been transferred from the General Revenue Account.
MRAA will be distributing a Dealer Alert later today asking dealers to support the Transportation bill.
Larry Innis
MRAA Legislative Affairs

8401 73rd Avenue North, Suite 71, Minneapolis, MN 55428