Senate Begins Consideration of “Clean” CR In Hopes of Avoiding Shutdown

ISSUE / Week of September 21, 2015

  • September 24,2015 |

    Senate Begins Consideration of “Clean” CR In Hopes of Avoiding Shutdown

    Appropriations,Federal Budget
    After the Senate failed to muster 60 votes this afternoon to move forward on a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) that contained a ban on funding for Planned Parenthood, Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
  • September 24,2015 |

    When Is A Bailout No Longer A Bailout?

    Federal Funding,Federal Governance
    After years of inaction, short-term bailouts, and extensions, transportation policy has finally begun to move in a different direction. The bad news is that it has the potential to make things much...
White House Directs Agencies to Coordinate Permitting for More Infrastructure Projects
Environment,Federal Budget,Federal Governance,Governance,Project Delivery

White House Directs Agencies to Coordinate Permitting for More Infrastructure Projects

Earlier this week, the White House gave federal agencies new guidance directing all federal agencies to begin using a common website, called the “Dashboard,” to report a common set of timeframe...

The People Behind Recent Transportation Innovation
Governance,Local governance,Public transit,Transit Technology

The People Behind Recent Transportation Innovation

It’s become a common story: while transportation reform advocates continue to beat the drum to fully fund a renewed federal transportation program, a wholly different group of people push for local...

President Nominates Shoshana Lew to Be USDOT CFO
Federal Governance,Governance

President Nominates Shoshana Lew to Be USDOT CFO

Last Friday, President Obama announced that he is nominating Shoshana Lew to be Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Presumably, this also means that she will be named...

GAO Report Analyzes FAA Oversight of Commercial Space Travel
Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance,Space

GAO Report Analyzes FAA Oversight of Commercial Space Travel

Last month the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a study exploring the developments in the commercial space launch industry. The study was published in response to a Congressional...

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