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Washington, D.C., Nov. 19--The U.S. House on Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (TIC) will hold a press conference today in the Rayburn House Office Building to introduce its $375 billion, six-year highway and transit funding bill designed to address America's growing congestion and highway safety problems. Attending the conference will be the who's who of transportation: Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) TIC chairman; Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI), chairman, Highways, Transit and Pipelines Subcommittee; Rep. James Oberstar (D-MN), ranking Democrat, TIC; Rep. William Lipinski (D-IL), ranking Democrat, Highways & Transit Subcommittee; Pete Ruane, president and CEO of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association; Brian Nichol, vice president, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; William Millar, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association; Frank Hanley, general president, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO; Stephen Sandherr, Associated General Contractors of America CEO; Ed Mortimer, executive director, Americans for Transportation Mobility; and Mike Toohey, American Highway Users Alliance chairman. Three federal funding proposals for national highway and transit projects over the next six years are under consideration. The Bush administration proposes $247 billion; the Senate, $311 billion; and the House, considerably more generous, $375 billion.

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