October 20, 2017 – Last night, the Senate passed a fiscal 2018 budget blueprint after dropping House language on air traffic control reform at the last minute.
Eno Transportation Weekly
October 6, 2017 – Fiscal year 2018 began six days ago, and both chambers of Congress are finally getting around to addressing a budget blueprint for the ongoing year.
October 6, 2017 – This week, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave states $41.4 billion in highway contract authority via formula for fiscal year 2018. However, a temporary placement of obligation limitation on that contract authority reveals that the amount of “usable” money kept back from states for the first 11 months of the fiscal year will rise to $6.7 billion in 2018.
September 29, 2017 – Earlier this week, the White House, in coordination with House and Senate Republican leaders, released a joint framework document for a tax reform plan.
September 8, 2017 – Debate in the House of Representatives on the omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R. 3354) will continue next week, but the chamber has already dealt with all of the amendments to the bill that deal with transportation and infrastructure programs.
September 8, 2017 – Both chambers of Congress have cleared legislation that extends government-wide appropriations until December 8 and which suspends the statutory ceiling on the public debt until the same date. The legislation also provides $15.25 billion in emergency fiscal 2017 supplemental appropriations for relief from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
September 6, 2017 – 12:15 a.m. – The House Rules Committee at 10:45 p.m. last night approved terms for debate for the Department of Transportation and Department of Homeland Security portions of the omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2018 (H.R. 3354). The text of the rule for the special procedures is here. The rule is House Resolution 500.
September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
The following is a list of the amendments related to transportation and infrastructure programs that have been filed with the House Rules Committee and posted online as of 10:00 a.m. on August 25, 2017. T
August 16, 2017 (updated August 24 with amendments) – This morning, the House Rules Committee announced a deadline of 10 a.m. on Friday, August 25 for House members to submit proposed amendments to eight appropriations bills for fiscal year 2018, including the Transportation-Housing bill and the Homeland Security bill.
August 9, 2017 – Is the mass transit new starts program fundamentally flawed because it tries to support long, multi-year funding commitments with annual appropriations? And can Congress fix it without resorting to earmarks?
July 28, 2017 – The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 27 unanimously approved legislation funding the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for fiscal year 2018.
July 17, 2017 – As noted in last week’s ETW, Amtrak has released its own five-year business plan and financial forecast. The original version of the plan (preserved here for posterity) had inaccurate tables in the back of the report relating to route-by-route ridership and financial forecasts. Amtrak has now released a corrected version of the document.
July 27, 2017 – The House of Representatives was in session until 12:22 a.m. this morning amending the Energy and Water Development portions of the “security minibus” appropriations bill (H.R. 3299). Here’s what happened on the legislative day of July 26.
July 25, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Earlier today, the Senate Transportation-Housing Subcommittee approved draft legislation appropriating $19.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation in fiscal year 2018. This is part of an overall bill appropria… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or JOIN ENO […]
July 21, 2017 – Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill funding the Department of Energy and several water resources agencies including the civil works program of the Army Corps of Engineers.
July 20, 2017 – Amtrak submitted its fiscal 2018 budget request to Congress on May 31, but did not get around to publishing its full financial plan to accompany the budget request until late last week.
July 20, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee on July 18 approved a draft bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018. Unlike many non-defense programs, DHS was largely spared from proposed cuts in the President’s budget request, and the House bill largely adheres to the budget request.
July 20, 2017 – Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 13 to defend the Administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request for USDOT.
July 20, 2017 – The Senate Appropriations Committee has adopted a spending plan that gives the Transportation-HUD Subcommittee $3.5 billion more than its House counterpart for fiscal year 2018.