October 29, 2015 – The Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $485 million in national infrastructure investment (a.k.a.
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October 2, 2014 – Analysis of the FY 2015 continuing appropriations resolution and the apportionment of the first eight months of highway contract authority under the short-term extension.
January 7, 2015 – The White House Office of Management and Budget is disputing the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the FY 2015 Transportation-HUD appropriations law.
January 7, 2015 – 114th Congress convenes; Boehner re-elected Speaker after some difficulty; House immediately takes up Keystone XL pipeline bill; Homeland Security appropriations next.
March 5, 2015 – The long, slow-motion crisis over federal Homeland Security funding for fiscal year 2015 is over, as the House yesterday approved a bipartisan compromise bill for the White House after Republican attempts to add restrictions on the President’s ability to exercise unilateral discretion on immigration matters failed.
February 26, 2015 – The Senate cleared a major procedural hurdle on the path to preventing a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (scheduled for midnight tomorrow night), but obstacles still remain.
February 19, 2015 – The Federal Transit Administration has released its funding apportionments and allocations for fiscal year 2015, with two big caveats.
February 11, 2015 – Continued filibusters of the fiscal 2015 Homeland Security appropriations bill in the Senate have raised the real possibility of a partial shutdown of that department through a lapse of appropriations starting on February 27. However, the law enforcement and public safety nature of most of the transportation-related positions at DHS makes those exempt from a shutdown.
January 14, 2015 – The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2015 by a vote of 236 to 191 after voting to add five immigration-related amendments, most of which the White House says the President will veto.
December 14, 2014 – Last night, the Senate finally passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations measure, clearing it for the President’s signature. The enrolling clerks and Government Printing Office have until midnight on Wednesday to prepare the bill and get it to the White House.
December 13, 2014 – After a four-hour series of tedious roll call votes on motions to go in and out of executive session, the Senate gained unanimous consent at 3:51 p.m. to pass another extension of the stopgap continuing resolution that expires at midnight tonight. The CR extension (H. J. Res. 131) is now cleared for the President and will avert the government shutdown that would otherwise have started at midnight tonight (although the practical effects would not have started to be felt until Monday morning when people started showing up for work). H. J. Res.
December 13, 2014 – Senate leaders spent all day and all night on Friday trying to negotiate an endgame for the 113th Congress that prioritized the $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill (House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 83) first, since the current stopgap continuing resolution that funds the government expires at midnight on Saturday night.
December 12, 2014 – Earlier this afternoon, Republican Leader McConnell got up and dangled before Senators the attractive prospect of adjourning for the year tonight. He said that he had the consent of all Republicans for an immediate up-or-down vote on the House-passed tax extenders package (H.R. 5771) and was almost all the way to getting complete GOP acceptance of immediate up-or-down votes tonight on the omnibus appropriations bill (House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 83) and the terrorism risk insurance extension bill (House amendment to S. 2244).
December 12, 2014 – The House of Representatives has passed another clean seven-day CRD, and Senate Democrats have announced their committee assignments for the upcoming Congress.
December 11, 2014 – Both the House and Senate have now cleared H. J. Res. 130, a two-day extension of the existing stopgap continuing appropriations resolution, for the President’s signature. Under OMB precedent, even though the current CR expires at midnight tonight, as long as the President has promised to sign the extension (and does so before the time that federal workers show up for work tomorrow), no government shutdown will occur tonight.
December 11, 2014 – After a day of delays and confusion, the House of Representatives has passed the fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations package (House amendment to Senate amendment to H.R. 83) by a vote of 219 to 206.
December 11, 2014 – House to vote on FY15 omnibus appropriations; Senate passes Coast Guard reauthorization; Congress clears two aviation security bills; Senate passes airline bankruptcy rollover legislation.
December 10, 2014 – Provides an initial analysis of appropriations for federal transportation and public works programs in the final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 as filed in the House on December 9, 2014.
December 9, 2014 – The text of the omnibus FY 2015 appropriations package, funding most federal agencies through September 30, 2015 (but only funding the Department of Homeland Security through early 2015) is now online for public perusal.
December 9, 2014 – Provides an preliminary overview of appropriations for federal transportation and public works programs in the final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 as filed in the House on December 9, 2014.