Issue / Federal Budget

Transition Presents Uncertainty for Appropriations Leaders

At this moment, due to a combination of circumstances including the change in party control of the House, some retirements and...

April Inflation Was Widespread Despite (Temporary) Gasoline Price Drop

The single summary number in this month's new inflation announcement (for April 2022) was a good one – consumer prices only rose by a...

Budget Gives Update on Post-IIJA Highway Trust Fund Shortfall

After the Highway Trust Fund was reauthorized in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) with a $118 billion general fund...

Transportation Experts Skeptical Of Gas Tax Holiday As Prices Increase

“The public policy can only affect a small piece of it, which is the tax part,” Puentes said. “And so I'm just skeptical that...

Rapid Response Webinar: A Debrief on the Omnibus Appropriations Package

Congress may have just released the text of its $1.5 trillion omnibus appropriations package, but Jeff Davis already has you...

Why A Gas Tax Holiday Likely Wouldn’t Make a Big Difference At The Pump

And while savings at the pump may be relatively small, you could drive a Hummer through the hole it would leave in the federal...

Manchin Says He Won’t Support Reconciliation Bill, Leaving Democrats in Limbo

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made headlines yesterday when he very publicly withdrew his support from the pending budget reconciliation...

House Returning August 23 to Vote on Budget, But Infrastructure Bill Is Entwined

This week, House leaders announced that the House of Representatives will break from its scheduled August recess and return to...

Rapid Response Webinar: What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill for Transportation?

The 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes a full surface transportation reauthorization bill and a $180+ billion...

Debt Limit Complicates This Year’s Fiscal Endgame

As if a 50-50 Senate, a five-seat majority in the House, a bipartisan infrastructure bill written outside the committee process, and a...

House Will Let Senate Go First on FY22 Budget Blueprint

House Budget Committee chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY) made it official this week: he is calling off his plans to have his panel mark up a...

The Sanders “$6 Trillion Budget” – What Would It Look Like?

Last week, news reports circulated of a "$6 trillion" budget outline being produced by Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders...

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