Talks to End Shutdown Resume After Failed Senate Votes

ISSUE / Week of January 21, 2019

  • January 25,2019

    Talks to End Shutdown Resume After Failed Senate Votes

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    January 25, 2019 As the partial lapse-of-appropriations government shutdown gets ready to enter its fifth week – and with today marking the second consecutive paycheck that many federal...
  • January 25,2019

    The Shutdown’s Effect on Air Traffic Control — and How to End it

    Air Traffic Control,Aviation
    This piece was originally published in The Hill. As the federal government shutdown stretches on, its effects on the nation's aviation system are in the spotlight. Of course, there are the long...
Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”
Aviation,Electric Vehicles,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Rail,Railroads,Trucking

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend a lot of that energy pushing the concept of a "Green New...

Senate Omnibus Takes Some Harbor Maintenance Spending Off-Budget
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Senate Omnibus Takes Some Harbor Maintenance Spending Off-Budget

January 22, 2019 Buried towards the back of the 1,301 page omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2019 that was released last night by Senate Republicans were two provisions that have long been of...

As Coast Guard Members Bear Brunt of Shutdown, Agency and Congress Seek Way Out
Appropriations,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

As Coast Guard Members Bear Brunt of Shutdown, Agency and Congress Seek Way Out

January 24, 2019 Tens of thousands of members of the U.S. Coast Guard continue to go without pay while the partial government shutdown drags on, with 8,000 civilian workers missing their second...

DeFazio Names T&I Subcommittee Chairmen for 116th Congress
Federal Governance,Governance

DeFazio Names T&I Subcommittee Chairmen for 116th Congress

January 25, 2019 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) yesterday announced the lineup of chairmen of the six subcommittees of the T&I Committee for...

CBO To Release New Highway Trust Fund Forecast Next Week
Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

CBO To Release New Highway Trust Fund Forecast Next Week

January 25, 2019 The Congressional Budget Office will release its annual Budget and Economic Outlook on Monday, January 28. This will be accompanied by CBO's preliminary spending and revenue...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 28, 2019
Federal Governance,Governance,Highways

Capitol Hill Events – Week of January 28, 2019

Tuesday, January 29 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee hearing on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be Federal Highway Administrator – 10:00 a.m., SD-406...

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