Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced

ISSUE / Week of June 8, 2015

  • September 09,2015 |

    Highway “Devolution” Bill Introduced

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    June 11, 2015 The latest iteration of legislation to “devolve” most federal surface transportation programs back to state and local governments was introduced in Congress on June 10 by Senator...
  • September 09,2015 |

    Section-by-Section Summary of the Transportation Empowerment Act (114th Congress)

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    Sec. 1. Short title. Provides that the Act can be cited as the “Transportation Empowerment Act.” Sec. 2. Findings and purposes. Expresses the findings of Congress and delineates the purposes...
Senate Hearing Examines 12/31/2015 Positive Train Control Deadline
Amtrak,Commuter Rail,Federal Governance,Freight,Freight rail,Governance,Positive Train Control,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

Senate Hearing Examines 12/31/2015 Positive Train Control Deadline

June 11, 2015 The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on June 10th about passenger rail safety, following the aftermath of the Amtrak derailment north of...

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization May Be Linked To Highway Extension
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization May Be Linked To Highway Extension

June 11, 2015 In a new interview released over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made his most explicit statement yet about tying the next Highway Trust Fund extension to...

Ways and Means to Hold HTF Hearing; Senate Finance Continues Work
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Ways and Means to Hold HTF Hearing; Senate Finance Continues Work

June 11, 2015 Yesterday, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that his panel will hold a long-awaited hearing on the long-term revenue situation for the Highway Trust...

House Passes FY16 Transportation Appropriations Bill
Air Traffic Control,Amtrak,Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Rail,Railroads

House Passes FY16 Transportation Appropriations Bill

June 11, 2015 The House of Representatives has passed a fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill for transportation and housing programs that includes steep reductions in some major transportation...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Adopted by the House of Representatives
Airlines,Amtrak,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,High-Speed Rail,Pipelines,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Adopted by the House of Representatives

Bass (CA) amendment to prohibit funds provided by the bill from being used by FTA to implement, administer or enforce 49 CFR 18.36(c)(2) (local hire requirement) – adopted by voice vote. ...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Offered in the House but Not Adopted
Airports,Amtrak,Appropriations,Buses,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Pipelines,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety,Railroads,Unmanned Aerial Systems

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Offered in the House but Not Adopted

Blackburn (TN) amendment making a 1 percent cut in each amount made available by the bill – failed by a roll call vote of 163 yeas to 259 nays. Brooks (AL) amendment to strike the entire...

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