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Current Legislation

FCC Safety Spectrum Hearing Statement

As a member organization of the Safety Spectrum Coalition, the Highway Users submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on “Accountability and Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission.”

We joined together in a diverse coalition representing safety advocates, highway users, the
trucking industry, automakers, transportation technology companies, consumer groups, service providers, and state and local departments of transportation to promote safety on our roadways by preserving spectrum set aside for vehicle safety uses.

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DOT Secretary Chao Urges FCC to Preserve 5.9 GHz Safety Spectrum

On November 20, 2019, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao submitted a letter to FCC Chairman Aji Pai imploring him to retain the 5.9 GHz safety spectrum for possible lifesaving, transportation benefits.

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National Environmental Policy Act Coalition Letter

The Highway Users was a signatory to a coalition letter that urged the Council on Environmental Quality to issue updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations to modernize the Federal environmental review and permitting process with the goal of increasing infrastructure investment and project development in a manner that strengthens our economy and enhances environmental stewardship.

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Coalition Letter to Repeal Highway Funding Rescission

The Highway Users signed onto a coalition letter urging Congressional leaders to repeal the impending $7.6 billion rescission in highway funding.  Click here to read the letter. Continue reading

Urging Repeal of Highway Funding Rescission

The Highway Users urged Congressional leaders to include a repeal of the rescission of $7.6 billion in Federal-aid highway contract authority as the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations process moves forward. Congress is exploring including this vitally important repeal of the rescission in the National Defense Authorization Act, or some other appropriations vehicle and we wholeheartedly support that action.
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FAST Act Reauthorization Kicks Off – Contact Your Senators Now!

The Highway Users congratulates the “Big 4” bipartisan leadership of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee – Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wy.), Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-De.), Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WVa.) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-Md.) – on their bipartisan agreement to co-sponsor America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 (ATIA).

Official base text for the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 Fact Sheet

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Legislative Update: Congress Boosts 2018 Highway Funding

The American Highway Users Alliance is pleased to announce that Congress has hammered out a final omnibus appropriations bill that significantly increases highway funding with a boost from the General Fund of the Treasury. Continue reading

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