September 25, 2017 -10:30 p.m. The U.S. House of Representatives this evening failed to pass extending Federal Aviation Administration programs and Airport and Airway Trust Fund taxes and spending authority for six months. The vote was held under the expedited “suspension of the rules” procedure which requires a two-thirds vote for passage, and the roll […]
Eno Transportation Weekly
September 25, 2017 – This morning, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a full, 24-page cost estimate of the revised version of the House’s Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) that was posted on the website of the House Rules Committee six weeks ago.
September 22, 2017 – House Republican leaders last night released the text of a draft bill extending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorities and taxes for six months
September 19, 2017 – Metro (the operating name of the Washington metropolitan area transit authority (WMATA) faces challenges in both it’s operating budget and it separate, multi year capital budget.
Tuesday, September 26 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on water infrastructure needs (witness list to be posted here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn. POSTPONED – Wednesday, September 27 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on stakeholder perspectives on […]
September 14, 2017 – President Trump has nominated Paul Trombino III to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration and Howard “Skip” Elliott to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
September 8, 2017 – House leaders have once again postponed the tentatively scheduled consideration of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R. 2997), which had been unofficially slated to be on the House floor next week.
September 8, 2017 – The Federal Highway Administration on August 31 gave state departments of transportation an extra $3.1 billion in obligation authority for the federal-aid highways program for fiscal year 2017 – the annual “August redistribution.” States have until September 26 to obligate the extra money.
September 8, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a formal notice announcing the availability of $480 million in TIGER grants for surface transportation projects using funding appropriated in the fiscal 2017 omnibus appropriations act. Applications are due by 8 p.m. Eastern time on October 16, 2017.
September 8, 2017 – Debate in the House of Representatives on the omnibus appropriation bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R. 3354) will continue next week, but the chamber has already dealt with all of the amendments to the bill that deal with transportation and infrastructure programs.
September 8, 2017 – Both chambers of Congress have cleared legislation that extends government-wide appropriations until December 8 and which suspends the statutory ceiling on the public debt until the same date. The legislation also provides $15.25 billion in emergency fiscal 2017 supplemental appropriations for relief from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
September 6, 2017 – 11:25 p.m. The U.S. House of Representatives has completed consideration of amendments to the Transportation-HUD portion of the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (H.R. 3354). Debate on, and amendments to, other p… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below or […]
September 6, 2017 – 2:45 p.m. Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed the initial installment of emergency supplemental appropriations for relief from the effects of Hurricane Harvey – $7.85 billion. The bill passed by a roll call vote … This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account below […]
POSTPONED – Tuesday, September 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation – subcommittee hearing on Coast Guard stakeholder perspectives on infrastructure (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn – POSTPONED due to Hurricane Irma. POSTPONED – Tuesday, September 12 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, […]
September 6, 2017 – 12:15 a.m. – The House Rules Committee at 10:45 p.m. last night approved terms for debate for the Department of Transportation and Department of Homeland Security portions of the omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2018 (H.R. 3354). The text of the rule for the special procedures is here. The rule is House Resolution 500.
September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
The following is a list of the amendments related to transportation and infrastructure programs that have been filed with the House Rules Committee and posted online as of 10:00 a.m. on August 25, 2017. T
August 24, 2017 – On August 15, President Trump issued Executive Order 13807, his second attempt at imposing prompter deadlines on the cumbersome, multi-agency process of approving the federal permitting of infrastructure projects.
August 24, 2017 – As part of the backlash against President Trump’s remarks relating to the Charlottesville, Virginia rioting, the White House will not be moving forward with a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure – but it is not clear if this means that a new council will not be created, or an existing council will be disbanded.
August 24, 2017 – The Trump Administration will sign a grant agreement promising $572 million in future federal appropriations for the Maryland Purple Line light rail project, Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced this week.