Expect Major Fights to Repeal Regulations in Jan.-Feb.

ISSUE / Week of November 21, 2016

  • November 23,2016

    Expect Major Fights to Repeal Regulations in Jan.-Feb.

    Emissions,Environment
    November 23, 2016 The 115th Congress will be sworn in on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. President Trump will not be sworn in until Friday, January 20. Traditionally, the House of Representatives...
  • November 23,2016

    Trump Transition Continues – Lots of Rumors, Not Much Confirmed

    Federal Governance,Governance
    November 23, 2016 President-elect Trump likes to keep the public – and the media – guessing. The process by which he is interviewing candidates for Cabinet posts is at the same time very open...
Are Republicans and Democrats Rupturing Over Self-Driving Cars?
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,TNCs,Traffic Safety

Are Republicans and Democrats Rupturing Over Self-Driving Cars?

November 23, 2016 In retrospect, finding common ground was no easy task for the 114th Congress. Proxy wars between Republicans and Democrats have triggered the collapse of bipartisan...

FY17 Appropriations Extension Taking Shape
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance

FY17 Appropriations Extension Taking Shape

November 23, 2016 Staffers for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are putting the finishing touches on a package of stopgap continuing appropriations (a “CR” or continuing...

Negotiations on Water Resources Bill Continue
Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Public health

Negotiations on Water Resources Bill Continue

November 23, 2016 Behind-the-scenes negotiations continue on the water resources development authorization (WRDA) legislation (H.R. 5303/S. 2848) continue, with the aim of sending legislation to...

GAO Summarizes NextGen Past and Future Costs
Air Traffic Control,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

GAO Summarizes NextGen Past and Future Costs

November 23, 2016 In a prolific week for reports on air traffic control (ATC) by government watchdogs, the Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) released yet another one on November 17. The...

Rosekind Gives Final Congressional Testimony on AVs
Automated Vehicles,Cybersecurity,Federal Governance,Governance,Highways,Traffic Safety

Rosekind Gives Final Congressional Testimony on AVs

November 23, 2016 This was another entry in the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee’s popular Disrupter Series, which has already reviewed the policy implications of other innovative...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 28, 2016
Commuter Rail,Emissions,Environment,Federal Governance,Governance,Public transit,Rail,Rail Safety

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 28, 2016

POSTPONED - Thursday, December 1 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations – subcommittee hearing on the Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement – 10:00...

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