October 19, 2018 – As part of the Treasury Department’s year-end financial reporting for fiscal year 2018, new reports from the Bureau of the Public Debt show that excise tax receipts for the Airport and Airway Trust Fund grew by 5 percent versus last year, while customs duties received by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund were up by 9 percent.
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May 30, 2018 – Last Friday afternoon, the House Rules Committee announced the amendment process by which the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 8) will be brought before the House of Representatives for debate next week. That process includes stripping out a provision authored by Rep.
May 7, 2018 – Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a draft Energy and Water Development appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019 which will be considered in a subcommittee markup at 5:30 p.m.
March 15, 2018 – Last Friday, the Treasury Department released the quarterly Treasury Bulletin, a publication containing a trove of data about all kinds of federal fiscal dealings. The March bulletin of each year is notable because that is the annual issue that contains detailed end-of-year summaries of, and out-year projections for, all federal trust funds.
February 14, 2018 – The federal budget isn’t just about spending. President Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget has also proposed several significant changes in transportation-related taxes and user fees.
October 20, 2017 – This week, the Treasury Department released the financial totals for federal trust fund accounts for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2017.
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 – The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on July 19 on the state of infrastructure in rural America, which included discussion of the inland waterways system.
March 29, 2017 – Earlier this month, the Treasury Department released its quarterly Treasury Bulletin for March 2017. Among much other data, the March Bulletin for each year contains updated revenue baseline projections for the transportation trust funds.
February 8, 2017 – Recently, President Trump received unsolicited advice on transportation infrastructure financing from two different sources – stakeholder groups, and Rep. Peter DeFazio.
October 26, 2016 – The Treasury Department and other federal agencies have released the initial financial results of the federal transportation trust funds for fiscal year 2016, which ended almost four weeks ago.
September 30, 2016 – Why has spending from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund not kept pace with tax receipts, and what can be done to remedy the situation?
March 11, 2015 – The quarterly release of the Treasury Bulletin contains the forecasts for the Harbor Maintenance (HMTF) and Inland Waterway (IWTF) Trust Funds, as well as some more detail on the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF).