About the bill
The average national gas price is currently $2.12 per gallon —down about half from the July 2008 peak of $4.11 per gallon. Recently gas prices had fallen for 50 of 51 days. Sounds like great news? Not entirely. Some Members of Congress think it represents a potentially missed opportunity that, if Congress fails to act now, may never come up again.
The issue is that the federal Highway Trust Fund is underfunded, to the point that it’s projected to run out of cash on hand ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 7th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 8, 2015
Length: 15 pages
Jul 8, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 8, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 8, 2015
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H.R. 2971 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Civic Impulse. (2017). H.R. 2971 — 114th Congress: Highway Trust Fund Certainty Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2971
“H.R. 2971 — 114th Congress: Highway Trust Fund Certainty Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. November 21, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr2971>
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