Bipartisan Talks on COVID Aid Continue As House Adjourns

ISSUE / Week of September 28, 2020

  • October 02,2020 |

    Bipartisan Talks on COVID Aid Continue As House Adjourns

    FY21,Public health
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to talk with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about a possible compromise coronavirus aid package acceptable to Congressional Democrats and the Trump...
  • October 02,2020 |

    10-Week CR, 1-Year FAST Act Extension Signed Into Law

    Appropriations,FY21
    At 1 a.m. on October 1, President Trump signed into law a 72-day stopgap appropriations bill (H.R. 8337) for fiscal year 2021 that also incorporated a one-year extension of funding levels under the...
Transportation Funding in the New House COVID Bill
FY21,Public health

Transportation Funding in the New House COVID Bill

Following is a general overview of the $77 billion in transportation aid provided by the revised coronavirus aid bill passed by House Democrats this week. Department of Transportation. The new...

A Growing Body of Work on Infrastructure Costs Sets the Stage for Meaningful Change

A Growing Body of Work on Infrastructure Costs Sets the Stage for Meaningful Change

Whether or not more federal aid comes to transit agencies, budget constraints will persist into the future. Reduced fare revenue and lower tax receipts will increase pressure on agencies to deliver...

Additional Airline Payroll Support Promised But Not (Yet) Delivered
Airlines

Additional Airline Payroll Support Promised But Not (Yet) Delivered

U.S. airlines commenced plans to lay off over 30,000 employees yesterday, following the expiration of the no-layoffs clause accompanying the $32 billion in aviation sector aid enacted in the CARES...

New Democratic COVID Bill Would Spread More Transit Funding More Widely Than Earlier Version
FY21,Transit

New Democratic COVID Bill Would Spread More Transit Funding More Widely Than Earlier Version

The version of the Heroes Act passed by the House of Representatives in May 2020 took criticism from several (Democratic-leaning) cities because of how narrowly the bill would have distributed its...

Airlines Close on $13 Billion in CARES Act Loans
Airlines

Airlines Close on $13 Billion in CARES Act Loans

The Treasury Department announced this week that seven passenger airlines had closed loans under the authority provided in the March 2020 CARES Act, totaling at least $13 billion out of the $25...

Transportation Jobs Continued Slight Rebound in September
Workforce

Transportation Jobs Continued Slight Rebound in September

The Labor Department released the monthly jobs report for September 2020 this morning, showing that the economy created another 41,400 jobs in the transportation sector in September. But that total...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 5, 2020

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 5, 2020

Wednesday, October 7 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on the status of the U.S. passenger and freight rail network (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., SR-253...

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