November 1, 2011

Paying for Roads with Drilling

Fawn Johnson, National Journal


CSPAN

If you dismissed as a political stunt House Speaker John Boehner's suggestion to fund a highway bill with expanded drilling, as I did, you and I both missed a critical development in Republicans' thinking on transportation. House Republicans now believe that current federal spending levels for roads, bridges, and runways are an appropriate use taxpayer dollars. In practical terms, that means they will accept a six-year, $300 billion surface transportation measure as long as the spending is offset. . .

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TAGGED: John Boehner, oil, domestic oil, economy, infrastructure, Transportation, oil drilling, National Journal

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