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business bills 2007

Bills in Brief

The new Democratic Congress continues to work on business issues that dogged last year's Congress - at the same time as giving a Democratic twist to new and old issues.

2005 transportation bill

Bill in Brief

A 6-year highway and transportation bill got its final stamp of approval from Congress in July 2005 - and the president's signature in August 2005.

The bill pays for mass transit projects (about 18% of the bill), transportation safety (5%) and highway programs (the rest), with a hefty handful of related "pet projects" tossed into the mix.

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Facts

Most agree the feds should help out with transportation infrastructure, but last year's transportation bill got messy because of the unusual amount of “pork” – fatty pet projects doled out to keep local voters happy - that made it into the legislation. Other transportation issues that come up in transportation are the amount of money spent on our infrastructure, security in a post 9/11 world, and an always struggling train system.

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