Issue / National Security

Senate Examines Coast Guard and NOAA Fleet Recapitalization

October 11, 2018 Weeks after a similar hearing on the House side, the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & the...

Summary of Maritime Security Provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

September 26, 2018 The package of bills released on September 22 that includes the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 also includes a...

The Implications of the Federal Ban on Chinese Railcars

The “trade war” between the United States and China continues to play out on the global stage. While it does, a seemingly benign...

4-Bill “Minibus” Including DOT Appropriations Slips as CR Drama Unfolds

September 21, 2018 Hopes that another four-bill package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2019, including the...

Senate Agrees to One-Year Ban on Transit Rail Car and Bus Procurements from Chinese-Owned Companies

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...

Defense Authorization Bill Contains Transit, Aviation, Maritime Provisions

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the final conference report version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense...

House Appropriations OKs FY19 Homeland Bill

July 27, 2018 The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Homeland Security appropriations bill this week, the...

House Panel Releases Final FY19 Appropriations Bill, Homeland Security

July 19, 2018 Earlier today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a draft appropriations bill for...

Infrastructure Week: Four Themes from the East Coast Kickoff Event

May 18, 2018 The sixth annual Infrastructure Week kicked off in cities across the U.S. on May 14. This year’s lineup featured 110...

Subcommittee Hearing Addresses Challenges for U.S. Maritime Transportation

April 25, 2018 Port congestion, federal funding, and national security were on the agenda at the Senate Subcommittee on Surface...

Senate Commerce Discusses Emerging Threats to Surface Transportation

January 31, 2018 As a response to the rise in international terrorist attacks involving multiple surface transportation modes, a...

House Hearing Looks at Surface Transportation Security Technology

February 2, 2018 On January 30, the House Homeland Security Committee’s Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications and...

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