Issue / Federal Budget

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...

President Biden’s First Budget: An Overview

When the fiscal 2022 federal budget was (finally) released last Friday, I of course spent the first few days (Memorial Day weekend)...

Budget (Finally) Shows Full Scope of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

The full range of budget documents released on Friday, May 28 finally make clear the full scope of the Biden Administration's "American...

Biden Proposes $88 Billion USDOT Budget for FY22

President Biden's first budget request has asked Congress to provide $88.2 billion in gross discretionary budgetary resources for the...

Key Themes in Senate Banking Hearing Include Equitably Rebuilding Communities, Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee held a hearing to discuss infrastructure investments on May 20. Witnesses...

Opinion: Republicans make Biden an infrastructure offer he has to refuse

Republicans are actually proposing to cut public transit funding to levels below the existing baseline, according to calculations...

Apples to apples, the Senate GOP infrastructure proposal is smaller than it appears

Jeff Davis breaks down current federal infrastructure proposals from the Biden administration and the GOP.

Here’s how the GOP infrastructure plan stacks up against Biden’s transportation plans

Jeff Davis examined what Biden and Senate Republicans are proposing to spend on roads, transit, rail, airports and safety programs over...

DeFazio: Members may get up to $20M each for earmarks

"Each member was told how much they would get [by leadership], and they were able to divide that up among their projects as they saw...

America Has Long Favored Cars Over Trains and Buses. Can Biden Change That?

“When a lot of money is raining down from the top, states and localities will do whatever they can to get that money,” said Paul...

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