$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

ISSUE / Week of June 22, 2020

  • June 26,2020 |

    $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

    Air Traffic Control,Airports
    A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a $145 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund from general...
  • June 26,2020 |

    Eno Recommendations Reflected in INVEST Act

    Freight,Funding & Finance
    On June 18, 2020, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation reauthorization bill. The INVEST in America Act is a...
310+ Amendments to Infrastructure Bill Filed in House
Highway Trust Fund,Highways & Streets,Rail,Transit

310+ Amendments to Infrastructure Bill Filed in House

The deadline for House members to submit amendments to H.R. 2, the Democratic infrastructure bill, has passed, and members filed a total of 310 amendments by the 10 a.m. deadline (and a few late...

House INVEST Act Includes Congestion Pricing Provisions
Congestion Pricing,Tolls

House INVEST Act Includes Congestion Pricing Provisions

The House's surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act, was introduced last week by the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and...

House Science Panel Looks at Making Air Travel Safer from Viruses
Airlines,Aviation Safety

House Science Panel Looks at Making Air Travel Safer from Viruses

We normally watch congressional hearings remotely, but it definitely feels strange to be witnessing one happen where all parties involved are looking at their screens while simultaneously relearning...

If the House Surface Bill Is Enacted, What Happens After That?
Highway Trust Fund

If the House Surface Bill Is Enacted, What Happens After That?

The decision by House Democratic leaders to reauthorize an insolvent Highway Trust Fund and give it a massive spending increase without increasing its dedicated revenues raises an interesting...

House Transportation Bill Would End “Donor State” Debate, Possibly Forever
Federal Funding,Highway Trust Fund

House Transportation Bill Would End “Donor State” Debate, Possibly Forever

This morning, with the release of the House Ways and Means Committee's title of the House's surface transportation reauthorization bill (title VIII of Division M of this document), it became clear...

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions
High-Speed Rail

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions

After canceling its scheduled May meeting, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors met yesterday, but shelved the main item of scheduled business – adoption of a draft...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 29, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 29, 2020

Monday, June 29 – House Rules – full committee hearing on H.R. 2, the infrastructure bill, and amendments thereto – 1:00 p.m., via videoconference at rules.house.gov. Tuesday, June 30 –...

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