Final Tax Bill Preserves PABs, Kills Transportation Fringe Benefit Deduction for Employers

ISSUE / Week of December 11, 2017

  • December 16,2017 |

    Final Tax Bill Preserves PABs, Kills Transportation Fringe Benefit Deduction for Employers

    Aircraft,Aviation
    December 15, 2017 At 5:30 p.m. today, Congressional negotiators filed the final "conference report" version of the tax bill (H.R. 1) in the House of Representatives. The act of filing the...
  • December 16,2017 |

    CR to January 19 Filed, but Appropriations Endgame Still Unclear

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    December 15, 2017 This week, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee introduced legislation (H. J. Res. 124) that would appropriate $663 billion for the Defense Department for fiscal...
How Has Federal Bridge Policy Changed Since the I-35W Collapse?
Bridges,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Traffic Safety

How Has Federal Bridge Policy Changed Since the I-35W Collapse?

December 15, 2017 Today was the 50th anniversary of the deadliest highway bridge disaster in U.S. history - the collapse of the "Silver Bridge" between Point Pleasant, West Virginia and...

Trombino Withdraws as FHWA Nominee
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

Trombino Withdraws as FHWA Nominee

December 14, 2017 Paul Trombino, President Trump's widely hailed pick to run the Federal Highway Administration, withdrew his name from consideration for the post this week, citing the need to...

Like a Tweet, Go Directly to Jail? GAO Finds USDOT Social Media Violated Federal Law
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Governance reform

Like a Tweet, Go Directly to Jail? GAO Finds USDOT Social Media Violated Federal Law

December 15, 2017 Whatever low-level U.S. Department of Transportation employee manages their social media accounts was undoubtedly shocked earlier this year to find that just two clicks of a...

Timeline of Key Moments in Federal Bridge Policy
Bridges,Equity,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System,Public transit,Streets

Timeline of Key Moments in Federal Bridge Policy

1824 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Gibbons v. Ogden (22 U.S. 1) that Congress has complete authority over navigation relating to interstate commerce, holding that "The power of Congress, then,...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 18, 2017
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Trucking

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 18, 2017

Monday, December 18 - House Rules - full committee hearing on H.R. 3312, systemic risk designation improvement, and H.R. 1, tax cut reconciliation bill - 5:00 p.m., H-313, The Capitol (though...

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