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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.

Leaders Continue Mulling 2-Month vs 7-Month HTF Extension

May 6, 2015 Even though the House of Representatives is out of town this week, discussion continues on how Congress should handle...

White House Issues Blanket Veto Threat on FY 2016 Appropriations Bills

April 20, 2015 The White House this week issued veto threats against the first two fiscal 2016 appropriations bills to move through...

Still No Agreement on HTF Extension; Late-May Brinksmanship Likely

April 30, 2015 Congressional leaders continue to talk behind the scenes about the duration of the forthcoming extension of Highway...

Senate Hearing Looks at Role of Private Investment in Public Infrastructure

April 30, 2015 Yesterday, a Senate Banking subcommittee held a hearing on “Exploring Opportunities for Private Investment in...

House Debates, Amends FY16 Corps of Engineers Funding Bill

April 30, 2015 Last night, the House of Representatives debated and amended the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill that funds the...

Budget Attempts To Restrain Growth of “CHIMPs”

April 30, 2015 The Congressional budget blueprint for fiscal year 2016 was held up for several days at the end of negotiations due...

Discretionary Appropriations Levels Assumed in the Budget

April 30, 2015 Budget Control Act cap levels are shown through 2021 and then extrapolated thereafter using the CBO March baseline....

Budget Deal Sets Rules For HTF Solvency

April 30, 2015 Congressional budget negotiators yesterday finalized and released the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint that will govern...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

House Appropriations Approves FY16 Corps of Engineers Budget

April 22, 2015 The full House Appropriations Committee earlier today approved, by voice vote, a $35.4 billion appropriations bill...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Bipartisan HTF Solvency Proposal Put Forward in House of Representatives

April 22, 2015 A bipartisan group of House legislators last week made an interesting proposal to deal with the pending insolvency of...

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