Senator Donnelly Renews Call for Bipartisan Action on Infrastructure
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly renewed his call for bipartisan action on infrastructure, as President Trump announced his plan on Monday. Donnelly last week introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that Indiana receives a fair share of federal highway funding. Currently, each state is guaranteed a return of at least 95% of its tax contributions to the Highway Trust Fund. Federal highway programs, however, are no longer exclusively funded by Highway Trust Fund contributions so the 95% guarantee only applies to a portion of the total expenditures. As a result, Indiana receives about 92% in return on its contributions to the Highway Trust Fund. Under this bill, Indiana would receive approximately $24.5 million a year more in federal highway funds.
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