As the push continues for Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives are circulating a letter calling for a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix to be included in any tax reform package. The FAST ACT provides funding certainty for the Highway Trust Fund through fiscal year 2020. However, following the FAST Act’s expiration, the Highway Trust Fund will face a revenue gap of approximately $18 billion per year. A permanent fix for the Highway Trust Fund needs to be found in order to fill this gap.
The letter – which is being circulated by Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Ranking Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia) – is asking House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Democrat Richard Neal (Mass.) to consider identifying a long-term sustainable revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund in any tax reform package that the committee considers.
If you recall, Representatives Graves and Holmes-Norton circulated a similar letter last year that was signed by 130 bipartisan members of the House. Help us to significantly increase that number by contacting your Representative and asking them to sign on to the Graves/Holmes-Norton letter.