TEA's co-sponsors contend bill would “open up America’s transportation system to greater local control, better targeted projects, and a more efficient way to maintain and improve the nation’s infrastructure.”
The Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA) introduced on Capitol Hill in mid-November by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) that would devolve the federal government’s funding of the nation’s highway infrastructure so that road projects would depend overwhelmingly on state-by-state financing got a fresh airing this week. But the prospects of TEA’s passage nearly three months on remain dim at best. Co-sponsor Rep. Graves “pitched his bill to a ...
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