The House approved H.R. 5021 – the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.  In remarks today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp said, “The bill before us today, H.R. 5021, will provide enough funding to get us through May 31, 2015, giving states the ability to complete transportation projects.  This bill is the only package with all provisions having a proven history of getting big bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate.   The three provisions - pension smoothing, customs user fees and leaking underground storage tanks - have all been used previously in bills that received strong bipartisan votes.”  Camp added, “A long-term solution would be my preference, and an important feature of my tax reform discussion draft would provide enough revenue to maintain the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund for eight years.  In the meantime, I hope all Members of Congress can work on a longer-term solution by the end of May next year.  This will not be an easy task, so it is important that Congress has time to have a deliberative, open debate about bipartisan solutions rather than trying to hit Americans, who are already paying more for gas, with a gas tax hike.”