How Will 2021 Resemble 2009?

ISSUE / Week of November 16, 2020

  • November 20,2020 |

    How Will 2021 Resemble 2009?

    Appropriations,Federal Governance
    America is in the midst of a major, ongoing crisis, and the American people have voted to switch party control of the White House. The new Democratic president will have to hit the ground running...
  • November 20,2020 |

    FAA Clears 737 MAX for Return to Service as Congress Debates New Aircraft Certification Reform

    Aircraft,Aviation
    The Federal Aviation Administration this week approved the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after 20 months of being grounded for safety concerns. Meanwhile, the House of...
NYC Transit Agrees to Borrow $2.9 Billion, but Treasury Shuts Down Loan Program
Transit

NYC Transit Agrees to Borrow $2.9 Billion, but Treasury Shuts Down Loan Program

The New York City mass transit agency (the MTA) on November 18 agreed to borrow another $2.9 billion from the federal government to stave off short-term insolvency as they wait for Congress to...

Barrasso Will Leave Highway Chairmanship
Federal Governance,Highways & Streets

Barrasso Will Leave Highway Chairmanship

Senate Environment and Public Works chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) announced on November 18 that, if Republicans retain control of the Senate in the 117th Congress, he will exercise his seniority...

Returning Committee Members for the 117th Congress
Federal Governance

Returning Committee Members for the 117th Congress

There will be remarkably little turnover on key transportation committees in the next Congress. While there were a number of retirements and election losses, those did not amount to much by...

US House Update: 8 Seat Dem Loss Could Rise to 10
Federal Governance

US House Update: 8 Seat Dem Loss Could Rise to 10

This is your Friday morning November 20 update, and California and New York are still counting ballots, 17 days after Election Day. Democrats went into the elections holding 233 seats in the...

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