The Senate today approved the DRIVE Act by a vote of 65-34 (see how your senators voted). Thank you to those who have contacted their senators over the past week, urging support for this long-term highway & transit bill. Our focus now shifts to the House, which has not yet begun action on a long-term bill. Contact your representative and tell them to pass a long-term bill as soon as possible.
Before leaving for the August recess, the House passed a three-month extension and indicated that they plan to complete action on their own version of a long-term highway & transit bill. The Senate followed the House and passed the extension to avoid a program shutdown. Please urge your representative to take up a long-term bill as soon as possible.