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House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

Senate Passes FY16 Budget After 16-Hour “Vote-a-Rama” Session

April 2, 2015 The Senate passed its fiscal 2016 budget plan (S. Con. Res. 11) in the wee hours of Friday morning, March 27, after a...

Treasury Releases 5-Year Projections For Other Trust Funds

March 11, 2015 The President’s budget, released last month, gave long-term cash flow forecasts for the largest federal trust fund...

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions

July 22, 2015 Here are what appear to be the main changes in the EPW and Commerce portions of the bill from the time that the...

New CBO Report Analyzes Long-Term Public Infrastructure Spending Trends

March 5, 2015 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this week released a new report entitled Public Spending on Transportation...

Tension Between Administration and Congress Over Corps of Engineers Water Project Funding Continues

February 19, 2015 At a matched pair of hearings on February 11, members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees once again...

Senate Hearing Addresses Port Infrastructure Needs, Freight Network

February 11, 2015 On February 10, a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on the importance of ports to U.S. freight movement. The...

Sen. Sanders Offers $1 Trillion (??) Infrastructure Bill

January 28, 2015 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the new ranking minority member on the Senate Budget Committee, yesterday introduced...

White House Again Proposes Unlikely Cuts in Corps of Engineers Funding

February 4, 2015 Once again, the White House and Congress have a fundamental difference of opinion over how much money the U.S. Army...

Reps. Hahn, Poe Re-Introduce Freight Fund Legislation

February 19, 2015 Last July, while many transportation enthusiasts were closely watching the unfolding drama of...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

House’s FY 2016 USDOT Appropriations Bill Cuts Discretionary Spending, Freezes Major HTF Accounts; Bans Some Cuba Travel

April 28, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee released the full text of the proposed Transportation-Housing appropriations bill...

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