I am relieved to give you a small amount of good news. The Transportation Bill the GOP put forth that blew thru their own budget target has been defered for 90 days. This gives us more time to demand Congress return to the States their finacial responsibilities and find ways for energy companies to finance in the private market infrastructure for resource development and the purchase or lease of land, required for such infrastructure.
"As we approach the March 31 expiration date for surface transportation projects, we can take solace in the fact that the House will not vote on two bad bills; Boehner’s original 5-year $260 billion reauthorization and the Senate’s 2-year $109 billion bill. While we push for a more prudent long-term solution, the House will pass a 90-day stopgap bill to continue spending at current levels until the end of July.
While funding transportation projects with short-term bills is not ideal, it is better than passing a lousy long-term bill that cannot be altered for several years. Democrats are already launching their cantankerous assaults on the “irresponsible” stopgap bill, but we must remind them of two points that are overlooked in this debate."