Biden Signs $1.9T COVID/Stimulus Bill Into Law

ISSUE / Week of March 8, 2021

  • March 12,2021 |

    Biden Signs $1.9T COVID/Stimulus Bill Into Law

    Federal Funding,FY21
    President Biden signed into law yesterday the latest $1.9 trillion COVID relief and economic stimulus bill (H.R. 1319), now called the American Rescue Plan Act. Biden made brief remarks at the 2...
  • March 12,2021 |

    Rail Safety, Workforce, and GHG Issues Set Stage for Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Rail
    Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), the brand-new chairman of the House Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, kicked off a recent hearing on the railroad system by remaking how the...
Giving Guaranteed Multi-Year Funding for Transportation Outside a Trust Fund
Highway Trust Fund,Infrastructure

Giving Guaranteed Multi-Year Funding for Transportation Outside a Trust Fund

Surface transportation reauthorization legislation is due from Congress this year, and increased investment in infrastructure of all kinds seems to be in the air. But the financial mainstay of...

Amtrak at 50: Defining the “Basic System” of Service Routes
Amtrak

Amtrak at 50: Defining the “Basic System” of Service Routes

President Richard Nixon, against the wishes of his senior White House advisers, signed the Rail Passenger Service Act into law on October 30, 1970. (Read the full story here.) The law provided for...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 15, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 15, 2021

Wednesday, March 17 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on "the business case for climate solutions" (witness list to be posted here) – 11:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.

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