House to Move Last Year’s Bipartisan Appropriations Agreements Next Week

ISSUE / Week of January 14, 2019

  • January 17,2019

    House to Move Last Year’s Bipartisan Appropriations Agreements Next Week

    Appropriations,Aviation
    January 17, 2019 House Democrats, in yet another attempt to force members to vote on a different way to end the ongoing federal government lapse-of-appropriations shutdown, have posted online the...
  • January 18,2019

    White House Considering 10+ Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    FASTLANE,Federal Budget
    January 18, 2019 As Reuters first reported, high-level meetings were held at the White House this week to discuss infrastructure, and at those meetings, the idea of reauthorizing surface...
Shutdown Will Reach 1-Month Mark With No End in Sight
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Shutdown Will Reach 1-Month Mark With No End in Sight

January 18, 2019 (ed. 1-22-19) The House and Senate have left town for the week, and Monday will mark the one-month mark of the partial, lapse-of-appropriations government shutdown that began on...

Eno Congratulates Board Member Mary Peters on Lifetime Achievement Award

Eno Congratulates Board Member Mary Peters on Lifetime Achievement Award

January 16, 2018 The Eno Center for Transportation congratulates former Secretary of Transportation and Eno Board member Mary Peters on receiving the 2019 Frank Turner Medal for Lifetime...

USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones
Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Unmanned Aerial Systems

USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones

January 18, 2019 In a speech at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao announced a proposed rule that would allow for small drone operators...

Full House T&I Membership Named for 116th Congress
Federal Governance,Governance

Full House T&I Membership Named for 116th Congress

January 17, 2018 Yesterday, House leaders of both parties named the full complement of members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for the 116th Congress. The panel has...

Inland Waterways Stakeholders Highlight Federal Funding Challenges
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Maritime

Inland Waterways Stakeholders Highlight Federal Funding Challenges

January 17, 2019 As projections show a steep increase in freight movement over the next few decades, stakeholders representing inland waterway transportation said they are well-positioned to...

Subcommittees Named in House, Senate
Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Subcommittees Named in House, Senate

January 18, 2019 Several Congressional committees organized themselves this week and populated their subcommittees. (For coverage of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's...

TRB Session Highlights Three Key Findings from Transportation Chapter of National Climate Assessment
Environment,Resilience

TRB Session Highlights Three Key Findings from Transportation Chapter of National Climate Assessment

January 18, 2019 Transportation infrastructure is at risk from severe weather events compounded by climate change, according to the Transportation chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment...

Trump Re-Nominates Nine Transportation Nominees
Federal Governance,Governance

Trump Re-Nominates Nine Transportation Nominees

January 18, 2019 On January 16, President Trump sent the Senate scores of nominations (full list here) that he had earlier made in the previous Congress and which were still pending in committee...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 21, 2019
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 21, 2019

Tuesday, January 22 – House Rules  full committee hearing on H.R. 648, omnibus appropriations for fiscal year 2019 (text here) – 5:00 p.m., H-313, The Capitol.

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