Report: Senators close on revealing bi-partisan highway bill

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Updated Jan 23, 2015

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to Politico’s Jan. 22 Morning Transportation report.

Paul, however, did not mention any specifics in his announcement about a potential bill of what may be included.

Paul noted, however, the bill could face an uphill battle for support among members of his own party, who he says only support repatriation as part of bigger tax reform legislation.

Congress passed a stopgap measure last summer to fund U.S. highways through May. Lawmakers must pass another bill by its expiration to keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat. How to fund a surface transportation bill, however, is the key point of contention with lawmakers.