October 11, 2018 – Weeks after a similar hearing on the House side, the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & the Coast Guard held a hearing Thursday examining the Coast Guard’s recapitalization efforts.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: National security
September 26, 2018 – The package of bills released on September 22 that includes the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 also includes a division on maritime security, Division J. This division provides for closer collaboration between agencies with maritime security responsibilities, and requires several reports to Congress about ongoing security efforts.
September 21, 2018 – Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the Transportation-HUD appropriations bill, could be signed into law before the elections are fading, despite more meetings of Appropriations Committee staffers to be held next week.
August 1, 2018 – Last night, the U.S. Senate agreed to a one-year ban on any new procurements of mass transit rail cars or buses from companies owned or subsidized by the government of the People’s Republic of China, if the procurement uses any Federal Transit Administration formula funding.
July 27 2018 – This week, the House passed a mammoth defense bill that contains legislative provisions relating to civilian transit, rail, aviation and maritime transportation programs.
July 27, 2018 – The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Homeland Security appropriations bill this week, the last of the twelve FY19 bills to be considered in committee in either the House or Senate.
July 19, 2018 – Earlier today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a draft appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019 for that department.
Eno was on site at the East Coast Kickoff event, which featured leaders from federal, state, and local governments, labor organizations, and private companies.
April 25, 2018 — Port congestion, federal funding, and national security were on the agenda at the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security’s hearing on maritime transportation yesterday.
January 31, 2018 – As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on January 23 to review transportation security initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and, in particular, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
February 2, 2018 – On January 30, the House Homeland Security Committee’s Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and Transportation and Protective Services Subcommittees held a joint hearing to address the current status of surface transportation security.
Tuesday, January 30 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on the sinking of the S.S. EL FARO and the Coast Guard’s electronic health records (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
(The House of Representatives is not in session this week, so no hearings.
January 19, 2018 – A January 17 House hearing revolved around concerns raised regarding the Jones Act, ranging from national security to retention and expansion of American jobs.
July 20, 2017 – The House Appropriations Committee on July 18 approved a draft bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2018. Unlike many non-defense programs, DHS was largely spared from proposed cuts in the President’s budget request, and the House bill largely adheres to the budget request.
July 19, 2017 – After trying (and failing) to convince at least 218 of their members to support a $1.228 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, House Republican leaders have now moved to let the House consider a $789 billion package of four appropriations bills next week.
Tuesday, March 21 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials – subcommittee roundtable discussion of emerging railroad technologies (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.