Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Funding Options for the Highway Trust Fund

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, June 18, to examine responsible and sustainable funding options for the highway trust fund. 

The hearing, titled “Dead End, No Turn Around, Danger Ahead: Challenges to the Future of Highway Funding,” will take place at10:00 a.m. inRoom 215 of theDirksen Senate Office Building.

“While many in Congress agree we should aim for long-term highway bill, the problem is often agreeing on how to pay for it,” Hatch said.   “This hearing will allow committee members to examine funding options needed for a multi-year reauthorization that will put the program on sound fiscal footing.”

The witnesses at Thursday’s hearing are:

  • Dr. Joseph Kile, Assistant Director for Microeconomic Studies, Congressional Budget Office, Washington, DC
  • The Honorable Ray LaHood, Senior Policy Advisor, DLA Piper, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC