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February 14, 2016

The Political Positioning on the Highway Bill

Roll Call columnist David Hawkings weighs in today on the Highway Trust Fund debate, calling today’s expected action in the House Ways and Means Committee “one of the more assertive legislative punts in recent memory.” More from Hawkings:

Put another way, this month’s big fight over how to sidestep the edge of the transportation funding cliff is not going to be about remaking an outdated policy. Not surprising this close to an election, political positioning is at the heart of the dispute — which only will determine which party can claim the upper hand when the real debate begins

CQ Roll Call’s Emma Dumain and David Harrison argue in a separate piece that the Republican plan to fix the trust fund may win by default.

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