Biden Proposes $88 Billion USDOT Budget for FY22

ISSUE / Week of May 24, 2021

  • May 28,2021 |

    Biden Proposes $88 Billion USDOT Budget for FY22

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    President Biden's first budget request has asked Congress to provide $88.2 billion in gross discretionary budgetary resources for the U.S. Department of Transportation for fiscal year 2022 (excluding...
  • May 27,2021 |

    Senate R’s Make 8-Year Infrastructure Counter-Offer

    Infrastructure
    Senate Republicans released another counterproposal for a large package of spending on physical infrastructure this morning, and President Biden said later in that he would meet again with the head...
Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely
Airlines,Aviation Safety

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting to open back up, there is good reason for optimism that...

Senate Panel Amends, Approves $304 Billion Highway Reauthorization Bill
Highway Trust Fund,Highways & Streets

Senate Panel Amends, Approves $304 Billion Highway Reauthorization Bill

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved a five-year, $304 billion bill reauthorizing the federal-aid highway program through the year 2026 by a unanimous vote of 20 to...

House T&I to Mark Up Surface Reauthorization Bill June 9
Highways & Streets,Transit

House T&I to Mark Up Surface Reauthorization Bill June 9

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold an executive session to discuss and amend its own surface transportation reauthorization legislation at a meeting on Wednesday, June...

Budget Makes Clear that Jobs Plan Funding to USDOT Would Be Distributed over Five Years
Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Budget Makes Clear that Jobs Plan Funding to USDOT Would Be Distributed over Five Years

President Biden's fiscal 2022 budget request, finally made available today, makes clear that the U.S. Department of Transportation would receive $547.5 billion of the $2.2 trillion in funding under...

Biden Budget Flat-Lines Highway Trust Fund for 10 Years
Federal Funding,FY22,Highway Trust Fund

Biden Budget Flat-Lines Highway Trust Fund for 10 Years

The budget documents provided by the White House and the Department of Transportation today show new contract authority levels for the Highway Trust Fund flat-lined in 2022, and in every year...

Electric Vehicle Credits and Alternative Fuels Provisions Included in Senate’s Clean Energy Act
Emissions,Environment

Electric Vehicle Credits and Alternative Fuels Provisions Included in Senate’s Clean Energy Act

On May 26th, the Senate Finance Committee held a markup of the "Clean Energy Act," advancing the legislation with a 14 to 14 vote tie along party lines. While the bill included provisions broadly...

Senate Likely to Amend Buy America Bill to Exempt Aggregates and Cement
Federal Governance,Highways & Streets

Senate Likely to Amend Buy America Bill to Exempt Aggregates and Cement

After two weeks of floor debate and many amendments, the U.S. Senate is on the edge of passing S. 1260, a bill intended to revitalize U.S. manufacturing to allow better competition with China, after...

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