Why there’s such an impasse in Congress: Some questions and answers

Federal highway and transit funding tied up as infrastructure and safety-net bills stall

By: and - October 5, 2021 5:59 am

Construction workers smooth tar as they pave a road in California. The path to passing massive infrastructure bills in the U.S. is not so smooth after Congress reached an impasse that left federal highway funding in limbo. (Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura Olson covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter in the States Newsroom Washington bureau. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues as well as climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

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