Senate Action on Budget Reconciliation Bill Slips to January as Congress Prepares to Adjourn for the Year

ISSUE / Week of December 13, 2021

  • December 17,2021 |

    Senate Action on Budget Reconciliation Bill Slips to January as Congress Prepares to Adjourn for the Year

    Budget,FY22
    The U.S. Senate will be postponing floor consideration of the multi-trillion-dollar budget reconciliation bill until January 2022 at the earliest, as the chamber struggles to finish a few things and...
  • December 17,2021 |

    Senate Hearing Brings Airlines, Payroll Support Program, Workforce into Focus

    Airlines,Airports
    Every few years Congress brings together all the major airline CEOs to press them on major concerns and pet issues. The most recent iteration of this event was a hearing of the Senate Committee on...
Announcing the Winners of the Martin Wachs Memorial Essay Contest

Announcing the Winners of the Martin Wachs Memorial Essay Contest

This summer, we challenged you to submit ideas for policies, innovations, and best practices that the nation should implement as we move from crisis to recovery and, ultimately, toward Eno's vision...

DOT Nominees Held Up on Senate Floor As 3 More Get Committee Hearing
USDOT

DOT Nominees Held Up on Senate Floor As 3 More Get Committee Hearing

Yesterday, three more nominees for senior posts at the U.S. Department of Transportation got their hearing before a Senate committee, but later in the day, five more transportation nominees who have...

EPW Panel Releases Revised Text of Its Budget Reconciliation Title
Budget,Emissions,FY22

EPW Panel Releases Revised Text of Its Budget Reconciliation Title

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today released its title of the "Build Back Better" budget reconciliation bill today, the text of which can be viewed here. The legislation includes...

FHWA Apportions $52.5 Billion in IIJA Highway Contract Authority to State DOTs
Federal Funding,FY22,Highways & Streets

FHWA Apportions $52.5 Billion in IIJA Highway Contract Authority to State DOTs

Yesterday, the Federal Highway Administration formally gave state DOTs $52.5 billion in highway contract authority as the first annual tranche of five years worth of funding provided by the...

Former DOT General Counsel Thomson to Coordinate Infrastructure Law Implementation
Infrastructure,USDOT

Former DOT General Counsel Thomson to Coordinate Infrastructure Law Implementation

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation formally announced that former USDOT General Counsel Katie Thomson is returning to the Department to serve as "Director of Bipartisan Infrastructure...

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage
Trucking,Trucking Workforce

White House Releases Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

This week, the White House released an "action plan" for the Biden Administration to address the oft-discussed truck driver shortage and held a roundtable discussion with industry representatives on...

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap
Freight rail,Ports,Trucking,Trucking Workforce

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap

Many of the goods imported into the U.S.—all told worth around $3 trillion—rely on intricate, finely-tuned international supply chains. When the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on international...

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks