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Senate Procedural Ground Cleared for More Reconciliation Bills, but Politics May Not Be There Yet

Earlier this week, the nonpartisan Senate Parliamentarian told Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) that a loophole in the...

Details of Transportation Programs in Biden Investment Plan Released

Last week's rollout of President Biden's "American Jobs Plan" was limited to one White House fact sheet and a background briefing,...

America Has Long Favored Cars Over Trains and Buses. Can Biden Change That?

“When a lot of money is raining down from the top, states and localities will do whatever they can to get that money,” said Paul...

Biden Proposes $2.3T Investment Plan, Budget Reconciliation Likely Method

President Biden this week announced his $2.3 trillion "American Jobs Plan," to include $571 billion in transportation infrastructure...

What’s In the $2.3 Trillion Biden “Investment” Plan

The following is an updated summary of the transportation infrastructure spending proposed by President Biden this week in his...

Biden’s $2.3 Trillion Investment Plan Includes $571 Billion for Transportation Infrastructure

The White House this morning released a detailed summary of President Biden's $2.3 trillion federal investment plan, which they are...

Buttigieg Faces First Congressional Hearing as SecDOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for five hours...

Biden to Release Infrastructure Plan, Budget Outline Next Week

President Biden will announce some details of his mammoth domestic spending plan, of which infrastructure will be the centerpiece, on...

Senate Committee Hearing on Rebuilding America’s Transportation Infrastructure

On March 24, 2021, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation met for a hearing entitled, “Driving the Road to...

House Republicans Vote to Accept Earmarks, but Under Unlikely Rules

This week, House Republicans voted to reverse their decade-old ban on requesting earmarked projects for their districts. The action was...

Giving Guaranteed Multi-Year Funding for Transportation Outside a Trust Fund

Surface transportation reauthorization legislation is due from Congress this year, and increased investment in infrastructure of all...

Biden Turns Attention to $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Now That COVID Stimulus Is Out Of The Way

"We haven't made a lot of progress on big infrastructure projects in recent years," said Rob Puentes. "There is a backlog of basic...

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