House On Verge of Passing Second Coronavirus Aid Package; Financial Aid for Airlines Under Discussion

ISSUE / Week of March 9, 2020

  • March 13,2020 |

    House On Verge of Passing Second Coronavirus Aid Package; Financial Aid for Airlines Under Discussion

    Airlines
    It has been a long two days on Capitol Hill. On Wednesday night at 11 p.m., the House Rules Committee posted the text of House Democrats' next coronavirus response bill, H.R. 6201. (following...
  • March 13,2020 |

    Looming Recession Sparks Familiar Calls for Infrastructure As Stimulus

    Highway Trust Fund
    The U.S. economy now appears headed into a recession – Bloomberg News noted yesterday, in the wake of the S&P 500 crossing the 20 percent drop threshold from its recent high, that such a drop...
Senate Panel Looks at Implementation of Ban on Chinese Rolling Stock
Federal Funding,Transit

Senate Panel Looks at Implementation of Ban on Chinese Rolling Stock

On March 5, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing on "Threats Posed by State-Owned and State-Supported Enterprises to Public Transportation." The hearing was...

Treasury Releases Annual Trust Fund Forecasts
Federal Budget,Highway Trust Fund

Treasury Releases Annual Trust Fund Forecasts

This week, the Treasury Department released its quarterly Treasury Bulletin for March 2020 – a deep dive of fiscal data that includes status reports and forecasts on the transportation trust...

OST Policy Nominee Fulton Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing
USDOT

OST Policy Nominee Fulton Faces Senate Confirmation Hearing

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing this week on three pending Trump Administration nominees, including that of Finch Fulton to be Assistant Secretary of...

Eno Announces 2020 Leadership Awards Recipients
Eno Announcements

Eno Announces 2020 Leadership Awards Recipients

The Eno Leadership Awards Reception brings together public, private, and nonprofit leaders from across the country to honor individuals and organizations who have contributed significantly to the...

USDOT Gives Out $248M in FY19 CRISI Rail Grants
FY19,Rail Safety,Railroads

USDOT Gives Out $248M in FY19 CRISI Rail Grants

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on March 12 announced the recipients of $248.5 million in railroad grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program that...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 23, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of March 23, 2020

These events were on the schedule as of close of business on March 12. But it seems likely that Congress will extend the recess scheduled for the week of March 16, and many or all of these events may...

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