highway and transit funding

This will be a relatively quiet week on Capitol Hill.  The House of Representatives is on a scheduled district work period, and the national observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday means the Senate will be in for an interrupted, but busy, week.

The Senate is scheduled to resume legislative business on Monday and will vote

One of the biggest challenges facing Congress in the reauthorization process is what to do about the fiscal condition of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) which supports funding of the federal highway and transit programs.  Simply stated, the HTF is on the verge of insolvency.  It has both a short term and long term problem.