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house Bill H.R. 3236

Stopgap: Giving Congress Until October 2015 to Agree on a Highway Funding Plan

Argument in favor

It's unrealistic to expect a long-term solution for transportation funding to materialize in two days before the most recent extension expires. This bill would give Congress a chance to get a permanent fix done in October. Allowing veterans to access subsidized healthcare outside the VA will give them more efficient access to health care.

John's Opinion
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08/10/2015
It would be better to have a reasonable and workable plan than to have a quick plan.
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Heyitsmo's Opinion
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08/03/2015
The short sighted management of funds is not the fault of those who will lose income as a result of a shut down. Improve management of funds going forward.
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nan's Opinion
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08/04/2015
Congress, get off your behinds and get a realistic bill passed now.
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Argument opposed

There’s been far too much kicking the can down the road in Congress recently. There is a bipartisan consensus that something longer-term must be done for transportation funding: put a long-term fix up for a vote, and deal with veterans healthcare separately!

John's Opinion
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07/29/2015
Do your high paying jobs and if that means working 16 hour days, THEN THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO! Maybe if you did more of the People's business and less lobbyist butt kissing, time would not be an issue. ALSO - WE ARE 18 TRILLION IN DEBT SO DO NOT INCREASE TAXES TO FUND THIS. CUT OTHER PROGRAMS IF MORE FUNDING IS NEEDED! CUT SPENDING NOW!!
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gailnabity's Opinion
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07/30/2015
Get on with doing your jobs and pass necessary infrastructure legislation.
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cbob's Opinion
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08/26/2015
We are continually repairing our highways with funding which never seems to reach it's destination. Let the roads crumble until a Republican becomes POTUS, however long it takes. Then do something about it.
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  • EnactedJuly 31st, 2015
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed July 30th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 91 Yea / 4 Nay
  • The house Passed July 29th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 385 Yea / 34 Nay
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Committee on Homeland Security
      Committee on Natural Resources
      Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedJuly 28th, 2015

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    Do your high paying jobs and if that means working 16 hour days, THEN THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO! Maybe if you did more of the People's business and less lobbyist butt kissing, time would not be an issue. ALSO - WE ARE 18 TRILLION IN DEBT SO DO NOT INCREASE TAXES TO FUND THIS. CUT OTHER PROGRAMS IF MORE FUNDING IS NEEDED! CUT SPENDING NOW!!
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    Get on with doing your jobs and pass necessary infrastructure legislation.
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    We are continually repairing our highways with funding which never seems to reach it's destination. Let the roads crumble until a Republican becomes POTUS, however long it takes. Then do something about it.
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    The highway fund is insolvent because of the miss use of funds it needs to stop
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    It would be better to have a reasonable and workable plan than to have a quick plan.
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    The short sighted management of funds is not the fault of those who will lose income as a result of a shut down. Improve management of funds going forward.
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    Get it done. What is everyone waiting for?
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    Cut out all the add ons and make a decision.
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    Because we need more highways for better transportation
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    Congress, get off your behinds and get a realistic bill passed now.
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    absolutely.
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    Completely separate issues. The two should not be subject to bartering. That's the old way of doing political business.
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    One of the most awful things about being an American in this era is that Congress has no sense of responsibility toward the citizens it represents. Funding highways is the key to our prosperity, it is a jobs bill, it is a business bill. Heaven knows conservatives HATE everything that helps Americans but, for once, fund this without tacking on another agenda. The country, which you obviously dislike, needs it NOW!!!
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    Last minute bills kicking the can down the line remove responsibility from congress in actually passing long-term legislation. Our infrastructure is rapidly failing, with bridges, tunnels can and roads around the country at major risk of crumbling and collapse. We cannot keep delaying action - the congress is elected to make difficult decisions, and continuing to delay months and years without an answer is dereliction of the duty to which members of congress were elected. Vote now, or bear responsibility for the inevitable and dangerous results of inaction.
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    Is Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren the only two people that actually do the god damn job we hired them for?
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    Mostly yes
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    No more extensions. Make them do their jobs in the allotted amount of time, or fine them for not.
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    Stop not making decisions !! You look like the elected clown car.
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    Im against any delaying of legislating esp. during an election year
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    Make the corporations pay every red cent they're the reason the roads are in the shape their in. I don't think my 2000 pound car does the same damage a 80000 pound truck does! Put the tax burden in the right place
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