Issue / Federal Governance

White House Issues Regulatory Freeze, Orders Analysis and Rollback of Trump Regulations

On his first day in office, President Biden and his staff signed a series of orders intended to freeze, and where possible, roll back...

Chao Resigns From DOT in Protest

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was the first Cabinet-level Trump official to resign in protest of President Trump's role in...

Party Control of Senate to Switch on Jan. 20

Democrats will soon have control of the U.S. Senate by the slimmest possible margin, to go along with a razor-thin margin of control in...

Senate Confirms New DOT Inspector General, but Other Nominees Still Waiting

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump's nominee to be Inspector General of the Department of Transportation by a...

10 Transportation Priorities for the Biden Administration

This week’s announcement of Mayor Pete Buttigieg ends rampant speculation about who might fill that top spot. Buttigieg will bring...

House Dems Name 7 New Members to T&I Committee

Quick question – how many Democratic Congressmen from the Boston area does it take to sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure...

Biden Names Buttigieg to Be U.S. Transportation Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden on December 16 formally announced that former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg will be his nominee to...

New Chairmen, Ranking Members of House Committees Selected

This week, House party caucuses selected almost all of the new committee chairmen and ranking minority members for the upcoming 117th...

Biden Announces Economic Team, but No SecDOT (Yet)

President-elect Joe Biden announced the key members of his proposed economic team this week, but still has not announced his choice to...

US House Update: 8 Seat Dem Loss Could Rise to 10

This is your Friday morning November 20 update, and California and New York are still counting ballots, 17 days after Election...

Returning Committee Members for the 117th Congress

There will be remarkably little turnover on key transportation committees in the next Congress. While there were a number of...

Barrasso Will Leave Highway Chairmanship

Senate Environment and Public Works chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) announced on November 18 that, if Republicans retain control of the...

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