Issue / FY21

Democratic Leaders Introduce “Skinny” Budget Blueprint for COVID Relief and Stimulus

This afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) jointly announced that they had...

House to Start “Budget Reconciliation” Process for COVID Aid and Stimulus Next Week

Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to start the process of using "budget reconciliation" to pass President Biden's...

Trump Team Drafted FY21 BUILD and INFRA Funding Notices with New Transparency Requirements

As some of their last official actions, the Trump Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation expedited the drafting of...

Outgoing Administration Distributes $59 Billion in Highway & Transit Formula Funding

In its last few days in office, the Trump Administration distributed $59 billion in formula-based surface transportation funding to...

Biden Proposes Another $20 Billion in Mass Transit Aid As Part of His COVID Relief Package

Last night, President-elect Joe Biden gave a speech in which he outlined his economic policies for the first months of his...

Transit Aid from COVID Bill Would Focus on 138 Urban Areas With Most Needs

The $14 billion for mass transit in the new coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress on December 21 would be reserved for the transit...

Congress Wraps Up Fiscal Issues for the Year

In a span of about nine hours yesterday, both chambers of Congress debated and passed, almost sight unseen, a 5,593-page bill providing...

Last COVID Bill of 2020 Gives An Additional $45 Billion to Transportation

The final major legislation to be passed by Congress in 2020 contained another $0.9 trillion in COVID-related fiscal relief spread...

TSA, Coast Guard Get Increases in Final FY21 Appropriations Package

Division F of the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2021 provides year-long funding for the Department of Homeland Security,...

Text of Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill Finally Introduced

The bipartisan group of federal legislators who have been working on a compromise COVID-19 relief bill for weeks finally released the...

One More Week to Go on Omnibus, COVID Negotiations

A possible government shutdown starting tonight was averted this afternoon when the Senate agreed to a one-week continuing resolution...

House Passes WRDA Compromise, but Bill Looks Dead in Senate

The House of Representatives passed a compromise biennial authorization bill for the Army Corps of Engineers water resources program...

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