Biden, Bipartisan Senate Group Agree on $579B Infrastructure Framework

ISSUE / Week of June 21, 2021

  • June 25,2021 |

    Biden, Bipartisan Senate Group Agree on $579B Infrastructure Framework

    Infrastructure
    Yesterday, President Biden and a bipartisan group of 21 Senators announced support for a two-page framework calling for $579 billion in additional infrastructure spending above current "baseline"...
  • June 25,2021 |

    Surface Bill Goes to House Floor Next Week

    Highways & Streets,Rail
    The House of Representatives will consider the surface transportation bill (H.R. 3684) next week, where it will be combined with drinking water and wastewater infrastructure legislation. But the fate...
Guest Op-Ed: Accelerating Local Infrastructure
Federal Funding,Governance reform,Local governance,Regional governance,State Governance

Guest Op-Ed: Accelerating Local Infrastructure

What a time to be a leader of a city struggling to secure needed funding for transportation improvements. While Washington struggles to find the secret sauce for a compromise on an infrastructure...

Modernizing Airports and Air Traffic Control Facilities Among Top Priorities in Aviation Infrastructure Funding
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Airports,Aviation Workforce

Modernizing Airports and Air Traffic Control Facilities Among Top Priorities in Aviation Infrastructure Funding

The Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing titled Aviation Infrastructure for the 21st Century, on...

Testimony from Admiral Schultz: Anti-Harassment and Diversity Initiatives in the U.S. Coast Guard
Homeland security,National Security

Testimony from Admiral Schultz: Anti-Harassment and Diversity Initiatives in the U.S. Coast Guard

Challenges with harassment and increasing diversity within the U.S. Coast Guard were apparent in Wednesday’s Homeland Security Committee hearing on “Building the Coast Guard America Needs:...

The Sanders “$6 Trillion Budget” – What Would It Look Like?
Federal Budget,FY22

The Sanders “$6 Trillion Budget” – What Would It Look Like?

Last week, news reports circulated of a "$6 trillion" budget outline being produced by Senate Budget Committee chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This week, we ran across a summary table of that budget...

Monje Confirmed at USDOT; White House Makes FMC Nomination
Federal Governance,Maritime,USDOT

Monje Confirmed at USDOT; White House Makes FMC Nomination

Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Carlos Monje, Jr. to be the number 3 official at the U.S. Department of Transportation (Under Secretary of Transportation for...

Amendments Filed to House Surface Transportation Bill
Highways & Streets,Rail,Safety & Security,Transit

Amendments Filed to House Surface Transportation Bill

The following is a list of all 230 amendments filed so far with the House Rules Committee to the surface transportation bill (H.R. 3684). They are grouped by subject area, first with generally...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 28, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 28, 2021

Monday, June 28 – House Rules – full committee hearing to set terms for general debate on bills including H.R. 3684, INVEST in America Act – 3:00p.m., H-313, The Capitol. Tuesday, June 29...

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