July 31, 2014 — The Senate approved the House’s original language in H.R. 5021, following the House’s rejection of several Senate amendments to the bill. The final extension will inject $10.9 billion into the Highway Trust Fund and will expire in May 2015. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law to avoid any interruption in funding flows to the states.
July 30, 2014 — The Call for Nominations for 2015 IANA Board of Directors candidates was initiated today. The nomination/election process will, for the first time, be conducted online via a secure web-based Election Management System. Details and instructions are posted in the Members Only section of the IANA website.
July 29, 2014 — The U.S. Senate passed an amended H.R. 5021, the short-term bill proposed in the House to extend the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The Senate version limits the extension to December 15, 2014 from May of 2015, as proposed in the House plan. A second amendment modified the bill's funding provisions. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has promised to reject any changes to the original House bill.