Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: FY18

CR Extension Through Feb. 16 Introduced in House

January 16, 2018 – 10:07 p.m. Earlier this evening, House leaders unveiled the latest legislative attempt to keep the federal government running past the expiration of most appropriations at midnight on January 19. This legislation, to be consider… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.

4-Week CR Likely As Budget Talks Continue

January 12, 2018 – With Congress staring down a fiscal year 2018 appropriations expiration date of January 19, yet another stopgap continuing resolution (CR) will come to the House floor next week. 

House GOP Almost Doubles Hurricane Aid Package

December 22, 2017 – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed an $81 billion package of emergency supplemental appropriations for hurricane and wildfire relief by a vote of 251 to 169.

CR to January 19 Filed, but Appropriations Endgame Still Unclear

January 15, 2017 – This week, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation (H. J. Res. 124) that would appropriate $663 billion for the Defense Department for fiscal year 2018 and would fund the rest of the government on a continuing, stopgap basis until January 19, 2018. But it is unlikely that this legislation, as is, has the votes needed to pass the Senate next week.

Senate PFC Provision Would Lead to $944M in Federal Tax Losses, Say Scorekeepers

December 6, 2017 – The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have determined that the provision in the Senate’s Transportation-HUD appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 that would increase the maximum allowable airport passenger facility charge (PFC) will, if enacted, reduce federal tax receipts by $944 million over the next ten years.

Negotiators Work on FY18-19 Budget Deal to Allow FY18 Omnibus

November 21, 2017 – Congressional leaders are trying to negotiate another two-year budget deal by the end of this month to adjust the statutory caps on annual discretionary appropriations under the Budget Control Act to allow an omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2018 to be written and passed. Amounts under discussion would be an increase of over $90 billion per year from current law.

Senate Chairman Releases FY18 Homeland Appropriations Bill

November 21, 2017 – Late this afternoon, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of the draft “chairman’s mark” of the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which contains many transportation-related programs and accounts.

No Budget = Delayed FY18 Omnibus = Delayed FAST Act Funding Increases and Discretionary Grants

November 9, 2017 – Conspicuously absent from Congress’s pre-Thanksgiving agenda is any kind of final deal amending the Budget Control Act’s caps on discretionary appropriations for fiscal year 2018. The ramifications of this delay could include pushing enactment of a final appropriations package for fiscal 2018 into next January or February, which would in turn delay the FAST Act’s Highway Trust Fund apportionment increases for a month past that, and delay 2018 TIGER and other discretionary grants even longer.

Congress Passes Budget, Setting Stage for Tax Reform in November

October 27, 2017 – The House of Representatives approved the Senate-passed budget resolution for fiscal year 2018 yesterday, setting the stage for a quick “budget reconciliation” process that could allow major tax reform legislation to pass the Senate with only 50 votes instead of 60.