Identity of Next Speaker Uncertain, Wholesale Leadership Change on New Minority Side

ISSUE / Weeks of November 7 and 14, 2022

  • November 18,2022 |

    Identity of Next Speaker Uncertain, Wholesale Leadership Change on New Minority Side

    Federal Governance
    An ever-so-narrow takeover of the House of Representatives by Republicans has led to wholesale change and uncertainty in Congressional leadership. House Republicans As of this writing, the R's will...
  • November 18,2022 |

    Transportation at the Ballot Box: A Post-Election Inventory

    Ballot Measures,Budget
    It’s been just a little over a week since the 2022 midterm elections, and as always, there were quite a few upsets and surprises in everything from town council to U.S. Senate races. The same could...
Senate Holds Hearing on IIJA Implementation
Federal Governance,Infrastructure,Local governance,Regional governance,USDOT

Senate Holds Hearing on IIJA Implementation

On Tuesday, November 17, the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard from local leaders on IIJA implementation challenges for...

Transition Presents Uncertainty for Appropriations Leaders
Appropriations,Federal Budget,Federal Governance

Transition Presents Uncertainty for Appropriations Leaders

At this moment, due to a combination of circumstances including the change in party control of the House, some retirements and promotions, and Republican term limits, we don't know who three-fourths...

Amtrak Year-End Reporting Shows Ongoing Ridership, Expense Problems
Amtrak,Infrastructure,Railroads

Amtrak Year-End Reporting Shows Ongoing Ridership, Expense Problems

A review of Amtrak's final monthly operating report for fiscal year 2022 shows that ridership and revenue on key routes continues to lag behind pre-COVID levels, but that some have moved back faster...

Eno Launches New Podcast Series with Jeff Davis

Eno Launches New Podcast Series with Jeff Davis

The U.S. government may have its origins in appreciation for the Greco-Roman world, but it actually operates in a fairly Byzantine fashion. Fortunately, Eno has launched a new series that aims to...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 28, 2022

Capitol Hill Events – Week of November 28, 2022

Tuesday, November 29 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee business meeting to vote on nominations, including Shailen Bhatt to be Federal Highway Administrator (agenda here) –...

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