Author: Jeff Davis

Explainer: What the “80-20 Highway-Transit Split” Really Is, and What it Isn’t

There has been a lot of talk in the last week about the "80-20 highway-transit split," and not all of it was accurate. Herewith: a...

Down to the Wire: Senate Infrastructure Talks to Continue through the Weekend in Hopes of Monday Deal

The group of 21 (or is it 22 now) bipartisan Senators who are working with the White House and Senate committees to translate a...

DOT, Corps Funding Included in $2T “Minibus” Package Headed for House Vote Next Week

A seven-bill "minibus" package of appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2022, which includes the Transportation-HUD and Energy and...

Debt Limit Complicates This Year’s Fiscal Endgame

As if a 50-50 Senate, a five-seat majority in the House, a bipartisan infrastructure bill written outside the committee process, and a...

Earmark Patterns in the House’s INVEST Act

The Federal Highway Administration has completed its highway funding projections under the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 3684), as passed...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26 – House Rules – full committee hearing on H.R. 4502, the "minibus" FY 2022 appropriations package that includes the...

Pre-1960s Attempts to Create a U.S. Department of Transportation – Part 6 – Ike’s Cabinet Committee Disobeys Orders

Part of an ongoing series documenting attempts to centralize the organization of federal responsibilities for transportation: Part...

Bipartisan Talks Continue As First Vote on Bringing Up Infrastructure Bill Fails

A motion to take up the House-passed surface transportation and water infrastructure bill failed in the Senate today on a party-line...

Bipartisan Infrastructure, Budget Plans May (Finally) Take Shape Next Week

This week was supposed to be the week that the big decisions were made and the final details nailed down on the bipartisan...

House Spending Panel OKs $109B FY22 DOT Budget

Earlier this afternoon, the House Appropriations Committee, by a party-line vote of 33 to 24, approved a draft appropriations bill...

House Panel Approves $8.7 Billion in Corps Water Funding (With $2.1 Billion Taken Off-Budget)

Earlier today, the House Appropriations Committee approved a draft bill appropriating $8.7 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers'...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

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