Issue / FY21

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...

WRDA Bill (Now With Stimulus!), One-Week CR On House Floor This Week

Congress is expected to pass a one-week extension of federal appropriations this week, from the current expiration date of Friday,...

Bipartisan Offer May Be the Needed Breakthrough on COVID Relief Talks

After the collapse of the daily COVID relief talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin a...

Omnibus Appropriations Talks Commence; COVID Talks Go Nowhere

Negotiations between the House and Senate on an omnibus package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills opened in earnest this week, when...

Summary Table – FY 2021 USDOT Appropriations (Senate Version)

This PDF is a 4-page table showing funding levels for every U.S. Department of Transportation budget account under the Senate version...

Senate Appropriators Unveil All 12 FY21 Spending Bills

Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) today released the text of all 12 of that committee’s annual...

Senate THUD Bill Gives DOT $719 Million More than House Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee, at long last, has released the text of its fiscal 2021 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill....

Omnibus Appropriations, COVID Aid Top Lame-Duck Agenda

As absentee and provisional ballots continue to be counted, it appears as of this writing (2:15 p.m. Nov. 6) that Joe Biden will expand...

COVID Stimulus Talks Reach Ignominious End (Finally)

For the last several weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have continued to negotiate the...

Hopes for Pre-Election COVID Stimulus Dim (But Refuse to Die)

Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on an additional round of federal COVID stimulus...

More Airline Aid Now Won’t Move Without Resolution of Larger COVID Aid Bill

This was an interesting week for the aviation news beat in Congress. The end result is that many U.S. airlines and contractors are...

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