From Politico Pro: Senate EPW Committee Releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

  • by BPC Staff
  • on May 13, 2014

5/12/14 9:01 PM EDT

The “big four” on the Senate EPW Committee have released a bipartisan, 6-year transportation bill that keeps funding level plus inflation.

Text and a summary of the bill were released this evening by EPW Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, ranking member David Vitter and transportation panel leaders Tom Carper and John Barrasso.

The 150-page bill, dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The draft bill would boost transparency for how transportation dollars are spent, maintains the structure of main highway programs as reformed in MAP-21 two years ago and sets up a formula-based freight program, according to the summary.

The bill doesn’t include any funding, which is up to the Senate Finance Committee. Chairman Ron Wyden is weighing several options, including a short-term patch if he can’t find agreement on how to raise the roughly $100 billion needed to fund the EPW bill.

— Adam Snider