Issue / Federal Governance

Trottenberg Nomination Will Be First Senate Business When Easter-Passover Recess Ends

Before the Senate left town yesterday for the traditional two-week Easter-Passover recess, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)...

The Last Time A Surface Transportation Bill Was Earmarked: SAFETEA-LU’s “Above-the-Line” Highway Earmarks

(Since the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently announced that his panel will bring back...

State-by-State Distribution of SAFETEA-LU “Above-the-Line” Highway Earmarks

This is a 2-page PDF table from the January 17, 2006 issue of Transportation Weekly that shows the state-by-state distribution of the...

As Democrats bring back earmarks for transportation projects, billions of dollars from years ago sits unused

Eno's Jeff Davis discusses the recent history of earmarks as Congress debates their reintroduction.  

House Democrats prep changes to coronavirus relief package

Jeff Davis discusses the transportation aspects of the latest coronavirus relief package.  

Biden’s Economic Legacy at Stake as Next Package Takes Shape

“There’s a lot of appetite to do something this year,” said Jeff Davis. “But there seems to be no appetite to pay for...

Workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Surface Transportation Funding and Policy

This webinar was held live exclusively for members and alumni.  A new administration on the Hill means new staff, new priorities,...

Senate Juggles Subcommittee Chairmanships; Hawaii’s Schatz to Take Over DOT Appropriations

The Senate Appropriations Committee has seen a major shakeup in the leadership of its powerful subcommittee chairmanships, with Brian...

Biden Starts Infrastructure Outreach to Congress with Senate Public Works

President Joe Biden kicked off his campaign of in-person outreach to Congress on infrastructure legislation by meeting in the Oval...

Senate (Finally) Organizes, Names Committee Assignments for 117th Congress

Yesterday, at long last, the U.S. Senate organized itself for the 117th Congress, one month after that Congress actually convened. A...

New Biden Order Creates Federal Climate-Focused Policy Coordination

President Biden signed a new executive order on January 27 adopting new policies and policymaking structure regarding climate change...

Biden Centralizes Buy America Waiver Process at OMB

President Biden signed an order on January 25 (Executive Order 14005) setting domestic content/preference policies for his...

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