Senate Committee Approves 6-Year, $275 Billion DRIVE Act

June 25, 2015

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the six-year, $275 billion spending plan for infrastructure projects, but lawmakers still need to find a way to fund the measure, reports Roads & Bridges
The plan known as the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, calls for allocating nearly $43 billion a year to the federal highway trust fund, a 3% increase.

Lawmakers face a July 31 deadline for the expiration of the current infrastructure measure, but are deadlocked on how to pay for an extension.