Issue / Appropriations

House Passes Stopgap Appropriations Through December 11

This week, the House of Representatives passed a stopgap continuing resolution (CR), H.R. 8337, extending all non-emergency fiscal 2020...

Rapid Response Webinar: AMA with Jeff Davis on CR and FAST Act Extension

Congress is acting on a ten-week appropriations extension and a year-long FAST Act extension. How will these be implemented, and what...

One-Year Surface Extension, 72-Day Appropriations CR Introduced in House

The text of a 72-day extension of fiscal year 2020 appropriations into fiscal year 2021, accompanied by extension of other unfinished...

Short-Term Appropriations Extension to Carry One-Year, Flat-Line HTF Funding Extension

Congress is waiting for the release of the text of a package of stopgap appropriations and other extensions that are scheduled for...

Some Transit Agencies, Airports Still Slow to Spend Emergency COVID Money

Mass transit agencies across the country spent $2.3 billion of their CARES Act coronavirus funding in July, while airports spent $652...

“Clean” Appropriations Extension Being Negotiated With End Date Still Unclear

It's the second week of September, and in every year for the past 25 years, that means that Congress has to pass a stopgap continuing...

Congress Embarks on Quasi-Recess As COVID Aid Talks Stall

Last night, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in leaving town for the August recess – unless and until negotiators...

Airports, Some Transit Agencies Slow to Spend COVID Relief Money

New data from the federal government shows that not all airports and transit agencies needed the federal coronavirus aid provided by...

Coronavirus Aid Talks Drag On

The extra $600 per week federal unemployment insurance benefit for the coronavirus crisis will expire today, and the eviction...

House Passes DOT, Water Funding for FY21 Without Significant Amendments

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a package of six fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills (as H.R. 7617), including the...

House to Consider DOT Appropriations Tomorrow (Not Homeland)

The House is scheduled to take up a massive package of six appropriations bills for fiscal 2021 on Thursday, July 30, but a seventh...

New Senate COVID Bill Gives Another $10B for Airports but Nothing for State DOTs, Transit Agencies

Senate Republicans have released the bill text of their latest coronavirus response legislation this evening, in piecemeal fashion. The...

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