Funding & Finance

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Federal, state, and local governments all play a significant role in funding $300 billion in annual transportation spending. The federal government supplies important capital funding for highways, transit systems, airports, waterways, and ports while also operating the nation’s air traffic control system. State and local governments have an equally important task to invest in and operate their transportation networks and rely on a broad range of revenue sources, from general revenues and debt, to fuel taxes, fees, and tolls.

Action on FY15 Omnibus Held Over Until Saturday (At Least)

December 13, 2014 – 2:00 a.m. There is an old polysci saying: “The Senate has only two rules: unanimous consent and...

Senate 2014 Endgame

December 12, 2014 - 6:05 P.M. SENATE ENDGAME.  Earlier this afternoon, Republican Leader McConnell got up and dangled before...

Update on Appropriations and on Democratic Senate Committee Assignments

December 12, 2014 - 4:07 p.m. Appropriations. This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed another seven-‐day clean...

Two-Day CR Extension Cleared For White House

December 11, 2014 – 10:52 p.m. Both the House and Senate have now cleared H. J. Res. 130, a two-day extension of the existing...

House Passes FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations

December 11, 2014 – 9:40 P.M. After a day of delays and confusion, the House of Representatives has passed the fiscal year...

FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Up For House Vote Today

December 11, 2014 – 8:45 A.M. Omnibus.  House leaders are proceeding on the omnibus appropriations bill (H.R. 83) as if they...

Full Analysis of FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations for Transportation and Public Works

December 10, 2014 Last night, Congressional negotiators made public the long-awaited text of the omnibus appropriations package for...

Omnibus FY 2015 Appropriations Bill Now Online

December 9, 2014 - 8:21 P.M. The text of the omnibus FY 2015 appropriations package, funding most federal agencies through September...

Overview of Final FY 2015 USDOT Appropriations

December 9, 2014 – 9:05 p.m. Initial overview.  The omnibus package will take the form of a House amendment to the Senate...

Omnibus Appropriations Delayed For Non-Appropriations Reasons

December 9, 2014 – 9:45 A.M. Delays in negotiating non-appropriations provisions of the final omnibus appropriations measure for...

Update – The Week Ahead

December 8, 2014 – 7:30 a.m. This is the last scheduled week of session for the 113th Congress, and Congressional leaders have a...

How To Get A Transportation User Tax Increase Through the House of Representatives

December 4, 2014 Many observers of transportation debates have long wondered: how do we get a user tax increase through an anti-tax...

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