Author: Jeff Davis

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 30, 2023

Wednesday, February 1 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee organizational meeting to adopt committee rules,...

Congress’s Messy ‘Fix-It-First’ Fight Heats Up

“Enactment of a CRA resolution doesn’t just overturn the rulemaking; it sows the earth with salt,” wrote Jeff Davis of Eno...

Why IIJA Funding Is Probably Safe From Proposed Spending Cuts

The new 118th Congress is less than three weeks old but the House has already passed legislation repealing appropriations made in the...

Manchin Suggests Debt Limit Talks Address HTF Solvency

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) suggested this week that part of the answer to increasing the federal debt ceiling would be to include...

17 New Republicans Named to House T&I; Tom Cole to Chair THUD Appropriations

This week, a House Republican leadership panel named 17 new members to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (subject...

Update: 96% of First-Year IIJA Competitive Funding Now Open for Application or Assigned

The New Year gives us a good opportunity to update our ongoing status page on how quickly the Department of Transportation is working...

Schumer Calls for Quick Confirmation of Phil Washington to FAA

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued a public statement on January 15 calling for the quick confirmation of Phil...

Air Traffic Control Snafu Illustrates How Operating Programs Always Squeeze Capital Programs

The Federal Aviation Administration had to suspend airline flights across the country on January 11 because of a problem with an...

McCarthy (Finally) Makes Progress Towards Getting Speakership

After a week of gridlock, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) finally made progress towards getting a majority of the House to...

DOT Gives $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

The Biden Administration announced this week that four highway bridge projects will split nearly $2.1 billion in federal funding under...

Biden Re-Nominates FAA, Amtrak, FMC Nominees

When the Senate adjourned sine die at the end of the 117th Congress, at 11:30 a.m. on January 3, all pending legislation died, and all...

DOT Selects $1.2 Billion in Megaproject Awards for FY22 Cycle

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation notified Congress that they have selected nine projects to share almost $1.2 billion...

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