Converging Deadlines Make Next Week Make-or-Break for Biden Infrastructure, Spending Bills

ISSUE / Weeks of October 11 and 18, 2021

  • October 22,2021 |

    Converging Deadlines Make Next Week Make-or-Break for Biden Infrastructure, Spending Bills

    Infrastructure
    President Biden is going to go see the Pope next week, and his travel itinerary syncs up with other deadlines in a way that make the next few days a make-or-break period for the President's fiscal...
  • October 22,2021 |

    Guest Op-Ed: NEPA is Not the Right Vehicle to Address Climate Change

    Congress is poised to pass the largest infrastructure spending bill in decades, presenting the opportunity to transform America’s aging transportation system, addressing our daunting mobility...
Eno Symposium Examines Solutions to Transit Cost and Delivery Challenges

Eno Symposium Examines Solutions to Transit Cost and Delivery Challenges

This week, Eno hosted a four-day symposium on transit costs and project delivery. Through this virtual event, Eno sought to create a forum to share findings from our transit cost and delivery report...

Senate Appropriators Release Text of FY22 THUD Spending Bill
Appropriations,FY22

Senate Appropriators Release Text of FY22 THUD Spending Bill

The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee has released the text of the nine draft appropriations bills for fiscal 2022 (and their draft explanatory reports) that were not approved by the...

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives
Aircraft,Aviation Safety

House Panel Grills FAA Chief Over Implementation of Congressional Directives

Yesterday, the House Aviation Subcommittee got an update from the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the status of the FAA's implementation of the last two aviation safety...

FHWA Projects HTF Highway Account Won’t Need Bailout Until Summer 2022
FY21,Highway Trust Fund

FHWA Projects HTF Highway Account Won’t Need Bailout Until Summer 2022

The Federal Highway Administration has notified Capitol Hill that the Highway Account of the Highway Trust Fund probably won't need an additional bailout transfer from general revenues until sometime...

White House Tries to Mediate Supply Chain Disruptions
Ports,Trucking

White House Tries to Mediate Supply Chain Disruptions

Four months after creating a White House Task Force on Supply Chain Disruptions, and six weeks after appointing former Deputy U.S. Transportation Secretary (and glutton for punishment) John Porcari...

Senate Passes Bill Freeing Up $123 Billion in COVID Aid for Infrastructure
FY21,Infrastructure,Public health

Senate Passes Bill Freeing Up $123 Billion in COVID Aid for Infrastructure

Quietly and with no debate, the U.S. Senate on October 19 passed legislation freeing up almost $123 billion of the $350 billion state and local government COVID aid passage from the American Rescue...

White House Names 3 More DOT Nominees; 4 Others Approved in Committee
Federal Governance,USDOT

White House Names 3 More DOT Nominees; 4 Others Approved in Committee

This week, President Biden transmitted three more U.S. Department of Transportation nominees to the Senate, while the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved four pending nominees and...

Senate Spending Plan for FY 2022 Becomes Clear
Appropriations,FY22

Senate Spending Plan for FY 2022 Becomes Clear

When the Senate Appropriations Committee released the text of the remaining nine general appropriations bills for fiscal year 2022 on October 18, the numbers in those bill finally made the Senate...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 25, 2021

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 25, 2021

Tuesday, October 26 – Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions – business meeting to consider nominations including the Fauth and Puchala nominations to the National Mediation Board – 10:00...

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