August 16, 2017 – 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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
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.
July 19, 2017 – After trying (and failing) to convince at least 218 of their members to support a $1.228 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, House Republican leaders have now moved to let the House consider a $789 billion package of four appropriations bills next week.
July 19, 2017 – The House Budget Committee this week released its long-awaited (and long overdue) budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 and the ten-year 2018-2027 period. The Committee began marking up the draft resolution on July 19.
July 19, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee approved an Interior-Environment appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 on July 18 which includes over $2 billion for water infrastructure grants and loan subsidies.
July 18 2017 – The House and Senate are taking big steps on autonomous vehicle legislation this week, while the House Appropriations Committee has provided $100 million towards AV research.
(July 20 note: this article has been updated with more detailed analysis of aviation, mass transit, and autonomous vehicle provisions of the committee report.)
July 13, 2017 – A House subcommittee has approved draft legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018, and the full Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the bill on July 18.
July 13, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee was scheduled today to approve its plan to subdivide $1.1 trillion in discretionary appropriations among the twelve annual spending bills for fiscal year 2018.
July 11, 2017 – 8:45 a.m. Yesterday evening, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft appropriations bill for the Departments of Transportation and of Housing and Urban Affairs for fiscal year 2018. Bill text is here and the full comm… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account […]
July 13, 2017 – The House Subcommittee on Transportation-Housing appropriations on July 11 approved a draft bill providing $18.8 billion in discretionary appropriations and $58.8 billion in contract authority obligation for the Department of Transportation.