Legislative Activity

Transportation Appropriations

Both the House (H.R. 2610) and Senate (S. 1243) Transportation-HUD appropriations bills are poised for floor consideration before the August recess. In the House, there has been delay in Rules Committee action and in bringing the bill to the floor, but the intention is to consider it before the month-long August recess. In the Senate, leadership has also indicated its intent to seek floor consideration before the break. Reflecting the differing positions on sequester and overall domestic discretionary budget allocations, and the appropriations battle that looms ahead, the House and Senate bills are marked by dramatically different top line numbers – more than $10 billion apart.

This Week’s Hearings:

  • Tuesday, July 23: The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing on “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust Fund Impacts Surface Transportation Programs.”
  • Wednesday, July 24: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a cull committee hearing on “Oversight on Implementation of MAP-21’s TIFIA Program Enhancements.”