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(Alexandria, Va. - July 22, 2014) - With ten days remaining until the Department of Transportation (DOT) has to cut reimbursement to states because Congress hasn't addressed the Highway Trust Fund, the Senate could set up a vote on the House-passed highway patch -- along with several amendments or alternatives at any time this week once a deal has been reached.

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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, wrote to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew this week to push back against the Obama administration's recent call for "punitive, retroactive policies designed to force companies to remain domiciled in the United States."

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The U.S. Congress is expected to enact an extension of the post-September 11 terrorism risk insurance program before the end of the year, but what it will look like remains a difficult question to answer.

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A short-term extension until later in the fall or into next year is the most likely course of legislative action for continued funding of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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A 10-month $11 billion Highway Trust Fund patch cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on July 15 – two weeks ahead of when funding will run dry.

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The unfinished work of this Congress continues to pile up with fewer than 20 scheduled legislative days before the annual August recess as standoffs continue over economic issues.

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With the haggling over a transportation bill likely to bleed into the lame-duck session or last longer, the aviation industry is growing nervous that the slow progress could spell trouble for the FAA bill due next year, says POLITICO.

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Borrowing tax code overhaul ideas from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and former Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus could be the ticket to getting a Highway Bill moving in the Senate when Congress returns July 7.

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With the balances in the Highway Trust Fund falling, and the U.S. Congress back home for the Independence Day recess, the Obama administration is ramping up calls for Congress to act on the fund, warning states that reimbursements will soon be reduced and slowed within the month.

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A draft version of a Highway Trust Fund patch from U.S. Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, obtained by POLITICO, would run through December and would hike a heavy-truck tax.

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