Budget Reconciliation Bill Still Stuck in “Byrd Bath” Process

ISSUE / Week of December 6, 2021

  • December 10,2021 |

    Budget Reconciliation Bill Still Stuck in “Byrd Bath” Process

    Federal Funding,FY22
    Senate staffers hope to begin the "Byrd bath" process for the budget reconciliation bill next week – a quasi-judicial proceeding whereby committee staffers from both parties appear before the...
  • December 10,2021 |

    T&I Hearing Looks at Expanded Intercity Passenger Rail

    Amtrak,Railroads
    On Thursday, December 9, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee held a hearing, “Leveraging IIJA: Plans for Expanding...
Guest Op-Ed: Rethinking the Truck Driver Shortage
Trucking,Trucking Workforce

Guest Op-Ed: Rethinking the Truck Driver Shortage

Many major media outlets such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times recently reported that the nation's global supply chain challenges are due, in part, to a widespread shortage of...

Exporters and Industry Representatives Testify at Senate Commerce Hearing on Supply Chain Issues
Freight,Maritime,Ports

Exporters and Industry Representatives Testify at Senate Commerce Hearing on Supply Chain Issues

On Tuesday, December 7, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports held a hearing titled “Uncharted...

Debt Limit Likely to Be Increased Next Week, Allowing HTF Bailout to Be Processed
Highway Trust Fund

Debt Limit Likely to Be Increased Next Week, Allowing HTF Bailout to Be Processed

The latest debt ceiling crisis will be solved by the middle of next week, without having to delay the latest bailout transfer of the Highway Trust Fund. In order to get this to happen, the Senate...

Wheels of Fortune: A Centennial Institute Recap
Congestion Pricing,Funding & Finance,Highway Trust Fund,Infrastructure,Public/Private Partnerships

Wheels of Fortune: A Centennial Institute Recap

While reforming surface transportation funding and financing is an evergreen topic in federal Washington, major events over the last two years have only drawn further attention to the subject....

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 13, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 13, 2021

Wednesday, December 15 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to approve legislation and nominations including S. 3196. Merchant Marine Academy training...

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