Week of July 13, 2015: Odds and Ends

ISSUE / Week of July 13, 2015

  • September 09,2015 |

    Week of July 13, 2015: Odds and Ends

    Federal Governance,Governance
    Wednesday, July 15 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider S. 1732, the Commerce titles for the surface transportation reauthorization bill –...
  • July 10,2015 |

    The State of Transportation Funding: A Realistic Examination of Pseudo-Federalism

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    In a recent article published in Innovation NewsBrief entitled “A Conservative Vision for the Future of the Highway Trust Fund,” Ken Orski shared heartening data, indicating that the states are...
House Passes 5-Month Surface Transportation Extension With $8 Billion HTF Bailout by Bipartisan 312-119 Margin
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

House Passes 5-Month Surface Transportation Extension With $8 Billion HTF Bailout by Bipartisan 312-119 Margin

July 15, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed, by a wide 312-119 vote, a bill (H.R. 3038) providing a five-month extension of Highway Trust Fund programs to December 18, 2015...

Senate Begins Procedural Set-Up To Consider Surface Transportation Bill Next Week
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit

Senate Begins Procedural Set-Up To Consider Surface Transportation Bill Next Week

July 15, 2015 (Ed. Note: The Senate Commerce Committee’s markup of its portion of the surface transportation bill, originally scheduled for 10 a.m. this morning, got moved to 4:45 p.m. today, so...

Highway Bill Success Will Make Appropriations Problem Harder
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Highway Bill Success Will Make Appropriations Problem Harder

July 15, 2015 Both the discretionary side of surface transportation spending (the annual appropriations bills funding the Department of Transportation) and the mandatory side of surface spending...

House HTF Extension Continues TSA User Fee Mismatch
Airlines,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Homeland security

House HTF Extension Continues TSA User Fee Mismatch

July 15, 2015 The House’s five-month Highway Trust Fund extension bill (H.R. 3038) pays for $3 billion of its $8 billion HTF bailout by taking aviation security fees scheduled to go towards...

House Committee Approves FY16 Homeland Appropriations Bill
Aircraft,Airports,Appropriations,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime,Ports

House Committee Approves FY16 Homeland Appropriations Bill

July 15, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday by a 32 to 17 vote gave its approval to the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security. A broad,...

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