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Buttigieg Defends His First Budget Before House Appropriations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg went before the House Appropriations Committee this week to defend part of the Biden...

First Biden Budget Prioritizes Education, Health, Environment, Research

The White House released President Biden's discretionary spending summary today as the initial part of his fiscal 2022 budget request...

FY22 Discretionary Funding Request Would Boost Amtrak, New Starts

Today, the White House sent Congress the first parts of its fiscal 2022 budget request – the overall parameters (rounded to the...

Reconciliation Bill On Hold Pending Unemployment Insurance Agreement

The only thing more tedious than a Senate vote-a-rama is, apparently, a suspended vote-a-rama. The period of post-debate amendment...

House Democrats Bring Back Appropriations Earmarks, but Transportation Scope Unclear

The new chairman of the House Appropriations Committee announced on February 26 (in a 5 p.m. Friday afternoon news dump) that the...

Final FY21 Appropriations Bill Gives $88 Billion to USDOT

Division L of the massive 5,600-page year-end funding bill is the regular Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021,...

House Passes WRDA Compromise, but Bill Looks Dead in Senate

The House of Representatives passed a compromise biennial authorization bill for the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program...

WRDA Bill (Now With Stimulus!), One-Week CR On House Floor This Week

Congress is expected to pass a one-week extension of federal appropriations this week, from the current expiration date of Friday,...

Bipartisan Offer May Be the Needed Breakthrough on COVID Relief Talks

After the collapse of the daily COVID relief talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a...

How Will 2021 Resemble 2009?

America is in the midst of a major, ongoing crisis, and the American people have voted to switch party control of the White House. The...

Omnibus Appropriations Talks Commence; COVID Talks Go Nowhere

Negotiations between the House and Senate on an omnibus package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills opened in earnest this week, when...

Summary Table – FY 2021 USDOT Appropriations (Senate Version)

This PDF is a 4-page table showing funding levels for every U.S. Department of Transportation budget account under the Senate version...

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