Yesterday, CEI circulated a coalition letter urging the members of the surface transportation reauthorization conference committee to support Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-Ga.) motion. Broun’s MTI [PDF], which is nonbinding, would have the House instruct conferees to restrain highway bill spending to levels at or below the expected Fiscal Year 2013 Highway Trust Fund revenue. The alternative is bailing out the Highway Trust Fund, which is dangerously close to insolvency, with general funds. A vote in the House is expected later today.
Read the letter below, which also included Americans for Tax Reform, FreedomWorks, National Taxpayers Union, and others:
ADDENDUM: The Broun motion failed 82-323. No Democrat voted in favor.