House Extends CR to March 11 As Leaders Strike Secret Spending Deal

ISSUE / Week of February 7, 2022

  • February 11,2022 |

    House Extends CR to March 11 As Leaders Strike Secret Spending Deal

    Appropriations,FY22
    This week, Congressional leaders struck a bipartisan – but secret – deal on the ground rules for legislation finishing out the fiscal 2022 budget year, while agreeing to another stopgap...
  • February 11,2022 |

    DOT, Energy Release Rules for National EV Charging Program

    Electric Vehicles,Federal Funding
    Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of Transportation and Energy released their initial guidance and rules for the $4.2 billion in formula funding to be distributed to states for construction of electric...
Guest Op-Ed: Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users
Pedestrian,Pedestrian safety,Roadway Design,Streets,Traffic Safety

Guest Op-Ed: Protecting Pedestrians, Our Most Vulnerable Road Users

Our roads are filled with all kinds of users. We see trucks and cars, of course. We also see motorcycles, bicycles, and increasing numbers of e-bikes and scooters. But since the earliest days of...

Port of Long Beach Highlights Dredging Project in T&I’s WRDA Hearing
Infrastructure,Maritime,Ports

Port of Long Beach Highlights Dredging Project in T&I’s WRDA Hearing

Mario Cordero, Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach (POLB), was the port representative on the House Water Resources Subcommittee’s February 8 hearing. This hearing covered many topics...

House WMATA Hearing Casts Blame for Faulty Cars, Looks at Long-Term Funding Issues
Transit

House WMATA Hearing Casts Blame for Faulty Cars, Looks at Long-Term Funding Issues

The House Government Operations Subcommittee held a hearing on February 9 to conduct oversight of the DC-area transit system, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The...

Vulnerable Senate D’s Propose $20B Gas Tax Holiday
Fuel tax,Highway Trust Fund

Vulnerable Senate D’s Propose $20B Gas Tax Holiday

With high gas prices much on the mind of voters, a group of Democratic Senators led by Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) this week introduced a bill to suspend the current 18.4...

Senate Confirms Balance-Shifting Nominee to Maritime Commission
Maritime

Senate Confirms Balance-Shifting Nominee to Maritime Commission

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Max Vekich to be a member of the Federal Maritime Commission from now until June 30, 2026. Once Vekich is sworn into office in a few days, he will bump a holdover...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 14, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 14, 2021

Tuesday, February 15 – House Small Business – Subcommittee on Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development – subcommittee hearing on IIJA benefits for small businesses (witness...

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