House Democrats Introduce $547B Surface Bill; Markup Next Week

ISSUE / Week of May 31, 2021

  • June 04,2021 |

    House Democrats Introduce $547B Surface Bill; Markup Next Week

    Highway Trust Fund,Highways & Streets
    House Democrats today introduced a five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America...
  • June 02,2021 |

    Next Steps on Appropriations: House to “Deem” Massive Domestic Spending Increase, Consider $84.3B THUD Request

    Appropriations,FY22
    Now that President Biden has submitted his full budget request for fiscal year 2022, Congress can get to work considering the request. First stop: the House Appropriations Committee. Discretionary...
Biden, Senate Republicans Can’t Stop Talking
Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Biden, Senate Republicans Can’t Stop Talking

President Biden spoke on the telephone today once again with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), the head negotiator for Senate Republicans on an infrastructure passage. The two agreed to talk again on...

Op-Ed: Federal Transportation Policy’s Prerequisites
Federal Funding,Federal Governance

Op-Ed: Federal Transportation Policy’s Prerequisites

The future of the federal surface transportation program is uncertain and clouded by an ever-widening range of parallel and perhaps conflicting actions and negotiations. President Biden’s proposed...

Budget (Finally) Shows Full Scope of Biden’s American Jobs Plan
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Infrastructure

Budget (Finally) Shows Full Scope of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

The full range of budget documents released on Friday, May 28 finally make clear the full scope of the Biden Administration's "American Jobs Plan." The plan calls for Congress to provide $2.24...

President Biden’s First Budget: An Overview
Budget,Federal Budget,FY22

President Biden’s First Budget: An Overview

When the fiscal 2022 federal budget was (finally) released last Friday, I of course spent the first few days (Memorial Day weekend) looking at the transportation items first. Only later did I take a...

Biden Budget Continues Traditional OMB Approach to Corps of Engineers
FY22,Ports

Biden Budget Continues Traditional OMB Approach to Corps of Engineers

The Biden Administration has requested $6.8 billion in regular appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers' water resources program in fiscal 2022, a cut of $1 billion from the enacted 2021 level....

Even With Jobs Plan, Investment Funding in FY 2022 Would Drop Under Biden Budget
Budget,Federal Funding,FY22,Infrastructure

Even With Jobs Plan, Investment Funding in FY 2022 Would Drop Under Biden Budget

Several things became clear after the White House released President Biden's full budget for fiscal 2022 last Friday. One was the full scope of the President's American Jobs Plan (see writeup here),...

Eno Welcomes Purdue University Ph.D. Candidate as 2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow

Eno Welcomes Purdue University Ph.D. Candidate as 2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow

The Eno Center for Transportation has selected Caroline Marete as our 2021 Thomas J. O’Bryant Fellow. The fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for aspiring...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 7, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of June 7, 2021

Tuesday, June 8 – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs – full committee hearing on the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., SD-342 Dirksen. Tuesday,...

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