Issue / Federal Budget

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...

Officials and Stakeholders React to President Biden’s American Jobs Plan

On Wednesday, March 31st, President Joe Biden unveiled his "American Jobs Plan." President Biden’s latest investment proposal stands...

Rapid Response Webinar: Biden’s American Jobs Plan and Transportation

The White House just released a detailed summary of President Biden's $2.3 trillion federal investment plan, the "American Jobs Plan."...

Congress Approves Budget Plan to Fast-Track $1.9 Trillion COVID Stimulus

The House and Senate this week passed budget blueprints designed to fast-track a $1.889 trillion spending bill for COVID-19 relief and...

Democratic Leaders Introduce “Skinny” Budget Blueprint for COVID Relief and Stimulus

This afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) jointly announced that they had...

House to Start “Budget Reconciliation” Process for COVID Aid and Stimulus Next Week

Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to start the process of using "budget reconciliation" to pass President Biden's...

Federal Borrowing for Infrastructure Funding – How Could It Be Done?

“With real interest rates at zero or below, shouldn’t the federal government just borrow the money to pay for something worthwhile,...

End-of-FY20 Report on Aviation, Water Trust Funds

The Airport and Airway Trust Fund had a predictably bad year in fiscal 2020 (since Congress shut off tax collections halfway through...

Authorization Table for STRR Act As Introduced in the House

Table of funding authorizations for the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 as released by the chairman of...

Amendments to INVEST Act Agreed to in House Committee Markup

H.R. 2 was approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as amended by a substitute amendment for the entire bill, which...

Eno/MAX VIP Roundtable

Eno President and CEO Robert Puentes summarized rapidly-emerging transit trends in light in COVID. Eno Transportation Weekly editor and...

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