President Submits Full FY 2018 Budget Request

ISSUE / Week of May 22, 2017

  • May 25,2017 |

    President Submits Full FY 2018 Budget Request

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    May 25, 2017 On May 23, President Trump submitted his full budget request for fiscal year 2018 to Congress and the public. Called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” all documents...
  • May 25,2017 |

    White House Releases “Principles” For Infrastructure Initiative

    Appropriations,Federal Funding
    May 25, 2017 As part of the budget release this week, the White House released a six-page fact sheet containing the principles of the President’s forthcoming $1 trillion infrastructure...
Budget Proposes Air Traffic Control Reform Paired With Aviation Tax Cut
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Budget Proposes Air Traffic Control Reform Paired With Aviation Tax Cut

May 24, 2017 As promised in March, the fiscal year 2018 budget proposes to remove air traffic control (ATC) operation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and turn it over to a...

Budget Fulfills FAST Act’s HTF Promises But Is Only Halfway There With General Funds, Which Are Caught In Spending Squeeze
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

Budget Fulfills FAST Act’s HTF Promises But Is Only Halfway There With General Funds, Which Are Caught In Spending Squeeze

May 25, 2017 With regards to the spending promises made by the FAST Act of 2015, the new budget request has good news and bad news. The good news is, the new budget would provide every single...

FAST Act Obligations for Highways Met in Trump FY18 Budget, but Promises Cuts and Delays Starting Next Year
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways

FAST Act Obligations for Highways Met in Trump FY18 Budget, but Promises Cuts and Delays Starting Next Year

May 24, 2017 As noted above, the President’s 2018 budget fully funds the FAST Act’s promises for highway funding for fiscal year 2018. The budget requests an obligation limitation of...

Mass Transit: Budget Leaves No Room for New New Starts
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit

Mass Transit: Budget Leaves No Room for New New Starts

May 25, 2017 The 2018 budget requests $11.226 billion in total resources for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The full $9.733 billion in spending from the Highway Trust Fund for formula...

FY18 Budget Requests $16.1B for FAA, Restructures EAS
Air Traffic Control,Airlines,Appropriations,Aviation,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

FY18 Budget Requests $16.1B for FAA, Restructures EAS

May 25, 2017 The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 requests a gross total of $16.157 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration in 2018, reduced by a requested $31.2 million...

Administration Proposes Amtrak, Other Rail Grant Cuts
Amtrak,Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Rail,Railroads

Administration Proposes Amtrak, Other Rail Grant Cuts

May 25, 2017 The FY 2018 budget request from the Trump Administration calls for steep cuts in federal grants to Amtrak, with the intent to eliminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance...

FY18 Request Would Give USDOT $76.0 Billion in Gross Resources
Appropriations,FASTLANE,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Maritime,Pipelines,Traffic Safety

FY18 Request Would Give USDOT $76.0 Billion in Gross Resources

May 25, 2017 President Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2018 would give the U.S. Department of Transportation a total of $76.0 billion in gross budgetary resources. The mandatory...

Budget Proposes Typical Cuts for Corps Water Resources Programs, Flat-Lines Water Quality Grants
Appropriations,Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Maritime,Ports

Budget Proposes Typical Cuts for Corps Water Resources Programs, Flat-Lines Water Quality Grants

May 25, 2017 In a budget cycle where significant cuts to discretionary spending programs are the rule, the President’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018 is actually fairly favorable to water...

TSA, Coast Guard Largely Held Harmless in FY18 Budget
Appropriations,Aviation Safety,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Homeland security,Maritime

TSA, Coast Guard Largely Held Harmless in FY18 Budget

May 25, 2017 The budget request for fiscal 2018 largely spares Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Coast Guard programs from cuts. However, the budget does propose to cut port security...

Budget Proposes Massive Long-Term Cuts in Non-Defense Appropriations
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Budget Proposes Massive Long-Term Cuts in Non-Defense Appropriations

May 24, 2017 Since the enactment of the Budget Control Act of 2011, the annual discretionary appropriations process has been constrained by that law’s annual ceilings on total spending. Those...

Sequestration Order for FY 2018 Issued
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance

Sequestration Order for FY 2018 Issued

May 24, 2017 Along with the rest of the budget documents, the White House released its annual report on the sequestration of mandatory budget resources for fiscal year 2018 caused by the failure...

FHWA Codifies Performance Management Requirements, Excludes GHG Emissions
Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Freight,Governance,Highways,Interstate Highway System

FHWA Codifies Performance Management Requirements, Excludes GHG Emissions

May 25, 2017 On May 19, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) codified rulemaking to establish new performance management requirements as required under the 2012 and 2015 surface...

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