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HR 2400 - Transportation Reauthorization bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ron Paul voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-178 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (88-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Reauthorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $216 billion for federal highway and mass transit programs, including $127 billion in highway discretionary spending and $41 billion in mass transit discretionary spending, for fiscal years 1998 through 2003.

Highlights:
  • Increases transportation spending by about $30 billion from balance budget allowance.
  • Requires that at least 10 percent of contracts be expended with small businesses controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Authorizes $500 million in incentive grants to states for enacting and enforcing .08 blood alcohol as the legal limit for driving.
  • Amends veterans disability benefits to end coverage for alcohol, drug or tobacco abuse related ailments.
  • Includes the following appropriations for fiscal years 1998 through 2003:
    • $130.03 billion for federal highway aid, including $9.3 billion for High Priority Projects Program specifically funding 1850 different projects;
    • $2.6 billion for Transportation Research;
    • $1.69 billion for Highway Safety Programs and Research; and
    • $900 million for construction on Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (297-86) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Reauthorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes $216 billion for federal highway and mass transit programs, including $127 billion in highway discretionary spending and $41 billion in mass transit discretionary spending, for fiscal years 1998 through 2003.

Highlights:
  • Increases transportation spending by about $30 billion from balance budget allowance.
  • Requires that at least 10 percent of contracts be expended with small businesses controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Authorizes $500 million in incentive grants to states for enacting and enforcing .08 blood alcohol as the legal limit for driving.
  • Amends veterans disability benefits to end coverage for alcohol, drug or tobacco abuse related ailments.
  • Includes the following appropriations for fiscal years 1998 through 2003:
    • $130.03 billion for federal highway aid, including $9.3 billion for High Priority Projects Program specifically funding 1850 different projects;
    • $2.6 billion for Transportation Research;
    • $1.69 billion for Highway Safety Programs and Research; and
    • $900 million for construction on Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -

Title: Transportation Reauthorization bill

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (337-80) - (Key vote)

Title: Transportation Reauthorization bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes $217 billion for federal highway and mass transit programs for fiscal years 1998 through 2003.

Highlights:
  • Increases transportation spending by about $30 billion from balance budget allowance.
  • Requires that at least 10 percent of contracts be expended with small businesses controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Authorizes incentive grants for states that implement at least five of eight possible measures to decrease alcohol-impaired driving.
  • Conveys the title for the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge to the state of Virginia, the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Includes the following appropriations for the fiscal years 1998 through 2003:
    • $170.34 billion for Federal Highway Aid, including $14.28 billion in discretionary spending; and
    • $2.1 billion for Highway Safety Programs and Research.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Transportation Reauthorization bill

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