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Water Infrastructure Funding Takes Hit In Trump FY21 Budget

The Trump Administration is proposing $2.5 billion in cuts to federal water infrastructure programs in fiscal year 2021. Corps of...

CBO Projections Show Water Trust Fund Trends Diverging Sharply

As part of its updated Budget and Economic Outlook release this week, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office updated its ten-year...

History of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

(Some of this material appeared, in earlier form, in the September 9, 2009 issue of Transportation Weekly.) The water...

House Passes Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill

Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 2440) that would allow the immediate spending of over $9 billion in...

House to Consider Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spend-Down Bill Next Week

The House of Representatives is likely to consider H.R. 2440, the "Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act," on the...

Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Spending Exceeded Deposits in FY19 for First Time in Over 30 Years

The just-ended fiscal year 2019 appears to be the first year since 1988 where the year-end unexpended balance in the Harbor Maintenance...

Senate Panel OK’s $7.75B for Corps of Engineers in FY20

Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $48.9 billion Energy and Water Development appropriations bill for fiscal...

Shippers Voice Concern Over Poor Railroad Communications, Access Charges

July 25, 2019 The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” on...

DOT Requests Applications for $293 Million in Port Improvement Funding

June 14, 2019 This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation requested applications for $293 million in port infrastructure grant...

T&I Leaders Introduce New Harbor Maintenance Funding Bill

May 3, 2019 This week, the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced a bill (H.R....

House Hearing Pushes Case For Unlocking Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund

April 12, 2019 An April 10 hearing before the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee discussed waterborne transportation...

The FY20 Budget: Transportation Security

March 20, 2019 The President's fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Department of Homeland Security includes proposals for a...

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