Issue / Federal Budget

Senate Proposal Contains $47.2 Billion in HTF Transfers and Offsetting “Pay-Fors”

July 22, 2015 The new substitute version of the Senate surface transportation bill offered by Majority Leader McConnell contains a...

Sen. Sanders Offers $1 Trillion (??) Infrastructure Bill

January 28, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the new ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee, yesterday introduced...

CBO Has (Preliminary) Good News For THUD Appropriations Bill

January 28, 2015 Buried within the voluminous supporting data of the new CBO baseline is some preliminary good news for the...

CBO Baseline For Overall Transportation Spending

January 28, 2015 The primary users of the baseline data from this week’s Congressional Budget Office baseline are the House and...

Aviation Funding In the CBO Baseline

January 28, 2015 The CBO baseline for federal aviation programs reiterated one thing that was (in retrospect) obvious back in...

New CBO Baseline Defines HTF Bailout Needs; Sets Parameters For Surface Reauthorization Bill

January 28, 2015 On Monday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The...

President Requests $74 Billion Discretionary Spending Cap Increase

February 4, 2015 The President’s budget released this week contains the official discretionary spending cap totals under the...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

President Submits $94.7 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

February 4, 2015 The budget request for fiscal 2016 for much of the Department of Transportation is hard to separate from the...

FAA Short-Term Extension Coming in September – But How Long?

August 12, 2015 Among the “must-pass” items that Congress must address in September is a law extending the Airport and Airway...

Discretionary Spending Situation For 2016 Becomes Clearer

January 21, 2015 On January 12, the Congressional Budget Office released its updated estimate of the maximum levels of discretionary...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

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