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This week found the House and Senate back in session and Senator Amy Klobuchar making the case for infrastructure improvements and investments. Specifically, she was attempting to gain support for the $8 billion transfer from the general fund to the highway trust fund.

From the Associated Press:

"We must act," said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. "The trust fund is broke, out of money. Our state and local governments, drivers, construction workers and many others suffer when highway projects are delayed." He and others pointed out that in 1998 the government moved $8 billion from the trust fund, then enjoying a large surplus, to the general fund for deficit reduction, and that this measure returned borrowed money.