On July 6, President Barack Obama signed H.R. 4348 – the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This legislation reauthorizes taxes that support the Highway Trust Fund through September 30, 2016, and authority to make expenditures from that fund through September 30, 2014.
This bill provides road and transit funding for the next two years, providing employment for thousands of construction works. President Obama hopes not only to allow existing projects to continue, but also to put more construction workers back to work on new projects.
President Obama also reiterated that Congress should send him more bills like this one, to find ways to work together to grow the economy and put more people back to work.