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Introduced in House (04/16/2015)

Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to require an inflation adjustment in calendar years after 2015 to the rates of the excise taxes on petroleum and petroleum products, diesel fuel, alcohol-based fuel, and fuels used in certain buses.

Appropriations are advanced to the Highway Account and the Mass Transit Account in the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in anticipation of a shortfall in funding in 2015. Such advances must be repaid from the HTF to the general fund of the Treasury.

There is established in the legislative branch the Bipartisan Task Force for Sustainable Highway Funding. The Task Force shall identify and make recommendations addressing factors that affect the long-term fiscal imbalance of the HTF.

The rates of excise taxes on petroleum and diesel fuels are increased to cover an identified three- and five-year shortfall in funding of the HTF in 2017 and each subsequent calendar year through 2024.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/16/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
04/17/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: House Transportation and Infrastructure
04/16/2015 Referred to House Rules
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/16/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Bridge to Sustainable Infrastructure Act

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To provide for sustainable highway funding, and for other purposes.


Subjects (13)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Appropriations
  • Congressional operations and organization
  • Government trust funds
  • Inflation and prices
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Motor fuels
  • Oil and gas
  • Public transit
  • Roads and highways
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Transportation programs funding

Cosponsors (33)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means04/16/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/16/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit04/17/2015 Referred to
House Rules04/16/2015 Referred to

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