Discretionary Appropriations Levels Assumed in the Budget

ISSUE / Week of April 27, 2015

  • September 09,2015 |

    Discretionary Appropriations Levels Assumed in the Budget

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    April 30, 2015 Budget Control Act cap levels are shown through 2021 and then extrapolated thereafter using the CBO March baseline. The defense numbers do not reflect Overseas Contingency...
  • September 09,2015 |

    Budget Attempts To Restrain Growth of “CHIMPs”

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    April 30, 2015 The Congressional budget blueprint for fiscal year 2016 was held up for several days at the end of negotiations due to an internal Senate GOP disagreement about “CHIMPs” – not...
House Debates, Amends FY16 Corps of Engineers Funding Bill
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

House Debates, Amends FY16 Corps of Engineers Funding Bill

April 30, 2015 Last night, the House of Representatives debated and amended the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill that funds the water resources program of the U.S. Army Corps of...

Senate Hearing Looks at Role of Private Investment in Public Infrastructure
Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Public/Private Partnerships,Rail,State Governance

Senate Hearing Looks at Role of Private Investment in Public Infrastructure

April 30, 2015 Yesterday, a Senate Banking subcommittee held a hearing on “Exploring Opportunities for Private Investment in Public Infrastructure.” Housing and Transportation subcommittee...

Still No Agreement on HTF Extension; Late-May Brinksmanship Likely
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Still No Agreement on HTF Extension; Late-May Brinksmanship Likely

April 30, 2015 Congressional leaders continue to talk behind the scenes about the duration of the forthcoming extension of Highway Trust Fund programs past the current deadline of May 31, but no...

White House Issues Blanket Veto Threat on FY 2016 Appropriations Bills
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

White House Issues Blanket Veto Threat on FY 2016 Appropriations Bills

April 20, 2015 The White House this week issued veto threats against the first two fiscal 2016 appropriations bills to move through the House of Representatives. The veto threats use identical...

Senate Hearing Examines Airport Finance Issues
Airports,Aviation,Aviation Safety,Federal Governance,Governance

Senate Hearing Examines Airport Finance Issues

April 30, 2015 Last Thursday Senate Commerce’s Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security continued their series of hearings exploring issues within the upcoming Federal Aviation...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Amtrak,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Pipelines,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Traffic Safety,Trucking

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2016....

Budget Deal Sets Rules For HTF Solvency
Air Traffic Control,Appropriations,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Ports

Budget Deal Sets Rules For HTF Solvency

April 30, 2015 Congressional budget negotiators yesterday finalized and released the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint that will govern legislation to be considered by Congress this year. The plan...

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