Biden Signs Budget Reconciliation Bill into Law; EV Tax Credits Change Immediately

ISSUE / Weeks of August 8 and 15, 2022

  • August 19,2022 |

    Biden Signs Budget Reconciliation Bill into Law; EV Tax Credits Change Immediately

    Budget,FY22
    President Biden on August 16 signed into law the long-awaited budget reconciliation bill (H.R. 5376) containing hundreds of billions of dollars of spending and tax incentives, mostly to combat...
  • August 19,2022 |

    President’s Mediators Put Rail Unions On Defense As Possible Strike Looms

    Railroads,Workforce
    A three-person mediation board appointed by President Biden issued its final report on the ongoing railroad labor contract negotiations on August 16, setting in motion a final 30-day "cooling off"...
Will Part of the IIJA’s First-Year Highway Funding Lapse?
FY22,Highways & Streets

Will Part of the IIJA’s First-Year Highway Funding Lapse?

The Federal Highway Administration is working to try and prevent some of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's (IIJA) first-year highway funding from vanishing, unused, at midnight on...

NHTSA Administrator Cliff Leaving 3 Months After Senate Confirmation
Safety & Security

NHTSA Administrator Cliff Leaving 3 Months After Senate Confirmation

Dr. Steven Cliff, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is leaving his job less than 3 months after the Senate confirmed him to the post (but there was a...

Comparing the Two Community Reconnection/Access Programs
Highways,Roadway Design,Streets

Comparing the Two Community Reconnection/Access Programs

The just-enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) creates a new $3.2 billion program called the "Neighborhood Access and Equity Grant Program" that seems awfully similar to the $1.0 billion...

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