Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, recently reported to POLITICO that his surface transportation bill will not be drafted this month.  

He had previously indicated that the bill would be forthcoming in the “beginning of the year,” but responded to questions about an update to its timing by stating “This is like the beginning of the beginning of the year.  We're talking about the middle of the beginning of the year… that’s earlier than June but later than January."  He added that he hopes to "release more specifics in the not-too-distant future."