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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
June 14, 2019 – The House Appropriations Committee on June 11 approved a $64 billion draft bill making appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal year 2020.
June 14, 2019 – This is a list of all the transportation-related amendments filed with the House Rules Committee that may or may not be offered to the FY 2020 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill.
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.
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.
June 6, 2019 – This week, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of its draft fiscal 2020 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, and the bill was approved by voice vote during a brief subcommittee markup session on June 5.
May 24, 2019 – Yesterday afternoon, Congressional leaders struck a deal with President Trump to expedite a $19.1 billion of disaster relief aid for victims of various hurricanes, wildfires, floods, typhoons, and earthquakes that have occurred over the past year.
May 23, 2019 – This morning, the House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing Appropriations formally approved the draft fiscal year 2020 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill.
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.
May 10, 2019 – On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee adopted chairman Nita Lowey’s (D-NY) plan for dividing $1.295 trillion in discretionary spending amongst the twelve general appropriations bills.
May 10, 2019 – Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to adopt two highway-related amendments to yet another bill providing emergency appropriations for disaster relief.: a $500 million highway funding increase, and an extension of the deadline for the obligation of emergency highway funding.
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.
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.
April 12, 2019 – This week, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution giving the House Appropriations Committee a spending total for fiscal year 2020, allowing that panel to start marking up the twelve annual appropriations bills when the House comes back from recess the week of April 29.
April 12, 2019 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao made her annual trip to the House Appropriations Committee this week to defend the Trump Administration’s fiscal 2020 budget request for USDOT.
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.