March 22, 2018 – At 1 p.m. today, the House of Representatives passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 by a roll call vote of 256 to 167.
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March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released last night contained large spending increases for all things water – water resources, water supply, and the use of that water in interstate and foreign commerce.
March 22, 2018 -Did the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations package unveiled last night meet the promise of $10 billion in increased infrastructure spending?
March 22, 2018 – Surface transportation safety programs received significant funding increases in the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation released yesterday, with much of the money devoted to a new DOT-wide autonomous vehicles R&D program.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation introduced last night triples funding for the TIGER discretionary surface transportation grant program in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, from last year’s $500 million to $1.5 billion.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations bill appears to accede to President Trump’s request to remove the $900 million in funding for the Gateway Program of NY/NJ rail projects, but it’s more complicated than that.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations agreement includes $3.09 billion for the programs of the Federal Railroad Administration, an increase of $1.24 billion (67 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation provides a total of $13.5 billion for the programs of the Federal Transit Administration, an increase of $1.07 billion (8.6 percent) over last year.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $47.5 billion in budgetary resources for the Federal Highway Administration.
March 22, 2018 – The fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations package contains $18 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration and drops most of the Senate bill’s legislative provisions, including the $4.00 per passenger increase in allowable passenger facility charges (PFCs) at originating airports.
March 20, 2018 – Agreement on a number of issues in the pending $1.3 trillion omnibus fiscal 2018 appropriations package proved elusive yesterday, forcing negotiations into overtime and leading to a revised schedule that could have the bill text released just before midnight tonight.
March 22, 2018 (9:30 a.m.) After three consecutive all-night staff negotiation sessions, and a morning, afternoon, and evening of tedious waiting, Congressional leaders have finally released the text of the fiscal 2018 omnibus appropriations legis… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.
March 16, 2018 – Hopes that the House could pass a final $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2018 this week were dashed by a small number of unresolved issues, foremost among them whether or not to give an initial tranche of money towards the $30 billion Gateway program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey, the centerpiece of which is a new $13 billion tunnel project beneath the Hudson River.
March 9, 2018 – The ongoing dispute over how to fund a $13 billion tunnel between New York and New Jersey escalated this week into an almost-shouting match between Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Democratic members of the U.S.
March 2, 2018 Staffers for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees were working furiously this week to iron out as many differences as possible between the twelve House-passed appropriations bills for fiscal 2018 and the twelve bills report… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
March 2, 2018 – Perhaps the biggest differences between the House and Senate versions of the transportation budget for 2018 initially approved by the appropriators last year revolve around the Gateway Program of rail projects in New York and New Jersey.
February 15, 2018 – With the ink now dry on the massive two-year budget deal signed into law by President Trump on February 9, the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are now scrambling to write an omnibus appropriations bill before the latest stopgap continuing resolution expires on March 23. The $143 billion question is: how will they spend all the extra money they were just given?
Friday, February 9, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. When it rains, it pours. The biggest budget deal in nearly eight years – $342 billion over two years by our count, but likely to be extended after that at a much higher cost – took just 33 hours from the mom…
February 8, 2018 – At 11:40 p.m.
February 7, 2018 – The Senate could add a two-year budget deal adding an extra $150 billion per year in appropriations to the pending stopgap CR as early as today.