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Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Appropriations

House Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

June 27, 2019 – This week, the House of Representatives debated and passed a five-bill package of appropriations measures that includes $87.7 billion in gross total budgetary resources for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

House to Debate FY20 USDOT Budget Monday

June 21, 2019 – The House of Representatives is scheduled to debate the U.S. Department of Transportation budget for fiscal year 2020 on Monday, June 24 as the House finishes up work on the second package of FY20 appropriations bills.

FY20 Corps of Engineers Funding Passes House

June 20, 2019 – A $2 trillion package of appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 that includes the water resources program of the Army Corps of Engineers passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a party-line roll call vote of 226 yeas, 203 nays.

Rules Committee Allows 42 Amendments to FY20 DOT Budget

June 19, 2019 – At about 1 a.m. this morning, the House Rules Committee filed the first special rule making in order the second “minibus” package of appropriations bills (H.R. 3055) for consideration on the House floor later this week. The rule makes in order 290 amendments to the legislation, and of those, 42 pertain to the transportation budget.

FY20 Starts Slowly in House; Transportation-HUD Spending at Rules Next Week

June 14, 2019 – The House of Representatives finally started considering general appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 this week, but there were early snags when a small core of anti-domestic-spending Republicans forced the House to take 70 roll call votes on amendments over an 18-hour period.

House Appropriators OK FY20 USDOT Budget in Drama-Free Markup

June 7, 2019 – The House Appropriations Committee on June 4 approved a $87.7 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation, as part of an overall Transportation-Housing appropriations bill that passed by party-line vote of 29 yeas to 21 nays.

Corps of Engineers Funding Moving as Part of First “Minibus” Appropriations Package

June 7, 2019 – The House of Representatives will begin floor consideration of the fiscal 2020 appropriations bill this week, starting with a five-bill “minibus” package based on the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill (H.R. 2740). The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which includes the budget for the Army Corps of Engineers’ water resources program, has been incorporated as Division E of the package.

FAA Gives Out $779M in Additional FY18 Discretionary Airport Grants

May 17, 2019 – On May 15, the Federal Aviation Administration announced 127 additional airport grants totaling $779 million, out of the $1 billion general fund appropriation made for supplemental airport grants in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations act. This is in addition to an initial tranche of 37 grants totaling $205 million made in September 2018.

House FY20 Spending Plan Ups Transportation-HUD Bill by $2.5 Billion

May 6, 2019 – On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee will consider a 2018 spending plan that would give the Transportation-HUD Subcommittee a net increase of $2.5 billion in discretionary budget authority over the year 2019, once changes in offsetting receipts are factored in.

House Appropriators Start FY20 Cycle

May 2, 2019 – The House Appropriations Committee moved three of the twelve annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 through subcommittee this week. While none of the three bills deals with transportation, they do give a good picture of how much money will be left over for the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill.

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Highway User Tax Increase

March 22, 2019 – Senate Budget Committee chairman Mike Enzi today introduced a 2020 budget plan that assumes that Congress will enact somewhere around $85-90 billion in new highway user taxes over five years to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent at baseline funding levels.

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