March 8, 2018 – Senate Democrats on March 7 released a $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan, which was an expansion of the $1 trillion plan they released in January 2017, which in turn was based on the $1 trillion plan introduced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in January 2015.
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March 2, 2018 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao defended the Trump Administration’s infrastructure initiative and fiscal 2019 budget request before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week. The civilian head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, R.D.
March 2, 2018 Staffers for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees were working furiously this week to iron out as many differences as possible between the twelve House-passed appropriations bills for fiscal 2018 and the twelve bills report… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.
March 1, 2018 – On February 22, economists at the Wharton School of Business released a brief analysis (the Penn-Wharton Budget Model analysis) of President Trump’s infrastructure plan. While the study does average a diverse array of economic models of the added economic value of federal infrastructure grants, the analysis also reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of how federal credit programs work that calls into question the overall conclusions of the work.
February 23, 2018 – The second-largest program proposed by the Trump Administration’s long-awaited infrastructure initiative is $40 billion in block grants for infrastructure improvements in rural areas, with almost no federal strings attached, to be spent in rural areas at the discretion of the state governor. But how would that $40 billion be divided amongst the states?
February 15, 2018 – This is part two of our summary of President Trump’s infrastructure initiative
February 15, 2018 – President Trump’s infrastructure initiative met with skepticism from Congress this week, but his apparent endorsement of a gasoline tax increase as high as 25 cents per gallon has excited some legislators.
February 14, 2018 – The 2019 budget request for the Army Corps of Engineers civil works (a.k.a.
February 12, 2018 – President Trump today proposed a $4.4 trillion federal budget for fiscal year 2019. As part of the budget transmission, the Trump Administration is proposing to give the U.S.
February 12, 2018 – Today, the White House released the Trump Administration’s long-awaited proposal to increase infrastructure investment in the United States.
February 2, 2018 – We still expect President Trump’s infrastructure plan itself to rely on $200 billion in federal budget authority. But the big news from Trump’s address was that the amount of money leveraged by that $200 billion from non-federal sources had jumped from $800 billion (under discussion all last year) to $1.3 trillion, for a grand total of $1.5 trillion. How, you may ask, are all these divergent totals possible?
January 30, 2018 – As we all await President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight, in which he is expected to give some details of his forthcoming infrastructure plan, it is worth looking back at the times that recent Presidents have used the SOTU to speak to transportation and infrastructure issues (or declined to do so).
January 26, 2018 – Last week, the U.S.
January 22, 2018 – On the morning of January 22, someone leaked an internal 6-page summary of the larger, 60-something-page White House infrastructure plan that has been formulated over the last year by the staff of the National Economic Council (NEC).
January 12, 2018 – White House staffers began briefing Capitol Hill on the forthcoming infrastructure plan this week, but hopes that the plan would be released the week of January 15 have been dashed.
January 12, 2018 – In the absence of the Trump Administration’s promised-but-long-delayed $1 trillion infrastructure package (which still may be released ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union address on January 30), the U.S.
December 22, 2017 – Both chambers of Congress passed the massive tax cut legislation (H.R.
December 15, 2017 – At 5:30 p.m. today, Congressional negotiators filed the final “conference report” version of the tax bill (H.R. 1) in the House of Representatives. The House could vote on the measure as early as Tuesday.
December 8, 2017 – The White House this week made it official and promised to release the Trump Administration’s “infrastructure principles” document in January.
December 1, 2017 – As of press time (5:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon), official Washington was still waiting for the final revisions to the tax reform bill in the Senate to be released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT).