Rep. John Lewis will be managing time on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives some time this afternoon.
The “Safe, Accountable,Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users” (SAFETEA-LU), originally meant to provide a fund to support highway infrastructure projects throughout the country is scheduled to expire in September with a shortfall of funding. To avert the imminent crisis, H.R. 3357 will authorize the transfer of $7 billion from the general fund of the Treasury to the Highway Trust Fund’s Highway Account. Rep. Lewis, a senior member of the House Ways & Means committee, will be managing debate on this topic when debate takes place.