Author: Jeff Davis

Full Analysis of FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations for Transportation and Public Works

December 10, 2014 Last night, Congressional negotiators made public the long-awaited text of the omnibus appropriations package for...

Omnibus FY 2015 Appropriations Bill Now Online

December 9, 2014 - 8:21 P.M. The text of the omnibus FY 2015 appropriations package, funding most federal agencies through September...

Overview of Final FY 2015 USDOT Appropriations

December 9, 2014 – 9:05 p.m. Initial overview.  The omnibus package will take the form of a House amendment to the Senate...

Omnibus Appropriations Delayed For Non-Appropriations Reasons

December 9, 2014 – 9:45 A.M. Delays in negotiating non-appropriations provisions of the final omnibus appropriations measure for...

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

How To Get A Transportation User Tax Increase Through the House of Representatives

December 4, 2014 Many observers of transportation debates have long wondered: how do we get a user tax increase through an anti-tax...

Congress Returns For Hectic Final Session

December 2, 2014 – 11:00 A.M. As Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess to face what is supposed to be the last two weeks...

The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA21, SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21

November 20, 2014 The following chart shows Highway Trust Fund annual new spending obligation authority granted by Congress...

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

November 20, 2014 As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head...

Congressional Leadership & Committee Elections Begin

November 20, 2014 Members-elect of the upcoming 114th Congress have begun electing party leaders and selecting committee...

Backlash Against President’s Immigration Actions Threatens to Blow Up FY15 Omnibus

November 20, 2014 The staffs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have been working diligently for the last two weeks...

GAO Report Breaks Down FHWA Spending By Improvement Type

November 10, 2014 On October 9, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report requested by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)...

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