With the FAST Act expiring in nine days, now is not the time to let up advocacy efforts. If you’ve already sent your message via NAPA’s online grassroots campaign, please share this link with your employees and co-workers to keep the pressure on Congress during this critical time. If not, send your message today and then share! The asphalt pavement industry has sent more than 1,300 messages to Congress to advocate for a one-year extension of current surface transportation law, backstop federal funding to state departments of transportation (DOTs), and solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
This week, the U.S. House will consider a continuing resolution (CR) to continue funding the federal government once FY 2021 begins on Oct. 1. The Senate is expected to support a CR that funds the government, including the U.S. DOT, through Dec. 18, while there are rumors that House Democrats may prefer a CR through February. The House is expected to add to the CR a one-year extension of the FAST Act funding and taxing authority for surface transportation programs.