Issue / Federal Governance

Senate Appropriations “Cardinals,” House T&I Ranking Members Named

January 21, 2015 Yesterday, new Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) finally named his subcommittee chairmen...

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...

State of the Union, Other Announcements Preview Admin. Transportation Agenda Including New Bonds

January 21, 2015 President Obama gave his annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and once again...

Discussions of Gas Tax Increase To Fix HTF Continue; But Still No Administration or House GOP Support

January 21, 2015 In recent weeks, some key Republican Senators have expressed openness to discussing an increase in federal motor...

More Transportation Committee Posts Announced in Congress

January 14, 2015 Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee have named their ranking minority members for the twelve...

EPW Chair Boxer To Retire From Congress

January 14, 2015 Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced on January 8 that she will not seek re-election next year and will be...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

New FHWA Analysis Shows Devolution “TEA” Bill Requires $50 Billion in Additional Trust Fund Bailout Money

January 14, 2015 A recent Federal Highway Administration analysis (performed at Congressional request) of the “devolution”...

House Hearing Examines FAA Certification Processes

January 21, 2015 On January 21, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on reforming and streamlining...

Highway Trust Fund (HTF) Reference Page

This page has moved to an easier-to-remember URL: enotrans.org/HTF  

The Perils of Flat Funding

In the weeks leading up to the federal surface transportation vote on a short-term extension, a few members of Congress started touting...

Decline in U.S. Shipbuilding Industry: A Cautionary Tale of Foreign Subsidies Destroying U.S. Jobs

Today there is growing concern over the impact of subsidies by some foreign governments on U.S. airlines and the entire U.S....

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