Chao Resigns From DOT in Protest

ISSUE / Week of January 4, 2021

  • January 08,2021 |

    Chao Resigns From DOT in Protest

    Federal Governance,USDOT
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was the first Cabinet-level Trump official to resign in protest of President Trump's role in inciting the mob that attacked the Capitol Building on January 6. Her...
  • January 08,2021 |

    Party Control of Senate to Switch on Jan. 20

    Federal Governance
    Democrats will soon have control of the U.S. Senate by the slimmest possible margin, to go along with a razor-thin margin of control in the House of Representatives and control of the White...
With Unified Democratic Control, Can “Budget Reconciliation” Be Used for Infrastructure?
Federal Funding,Infrastructure

With Unified Democratic Control, Can “Budget Reconciliation” Be Used for Infrastructure?

Now that Democrats have won both Georgia Senate runoff elections, and will have the barest of Senate majorities to go along with a slim House majority, there is new optimism that Democrats could...

Federal Borrowing for Infrastructure Funding – How Could It Be Done?
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Infrastructure,Infrastructure Bank

Federal Borrowing for Infrastructure Funding – How Could It Be Done?

“With real interest rates at zero or below, shouldn’t the federal government just borrow the money to pay for something worthwhile, like a big infrastructure initiative?” Of course, in a...

Transit Aid from COVID Bill Would Focus on 138 Urban Areas With Most Needs
FY21,Transit

Transit Aid from COVID Bill Would Focus on 138 Urban Areas With Most Needs

The $14 billion for mass transit in the new coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress on December 21 would be reserved for the transit providers that need it most – as measured against each...

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