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Transition 2020 | Building Back Better: Transportation and Infrastructure in the 117th Congress

President-Elect Joe Biden’s recent presumed victory in the general election will push forward major shifts in US policy across a wide array of issues, including transportation and infrastructure. Broadly, Biden and his transition team have indicated a desire to work with Congress in early 2021 to enact a large-scale infrastructure package, which would include what … Continue Reading

US Executive Branch Update – August 27, 2020

This report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases. POTUS’ Schedule* *The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change. 12:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT participates in a roundtable with supporters | Washington, D.C. 1:15 p.m. EDT – … Continue Reading

President Signed Five-Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization; Next Up, FAA Reauthorization

Legislative Activity President Signed Five-Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization Last Friday, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law, reauthorizing surface transportation programs for the next five years. The $305 billion bill gained widespread bipartisan support, passing the House by a vote of 359-65 and the Senate by a vote of … Continue Reading

House and Senate Conference Continues on Highway and Transit Bill, Conference Report May Come This Week

Legislative Activity House and Senate Conference Continues on Highway and Transit Bill, Conference Report May Come This Week House and Senate conferees hope to finalize an agreement on a multi-year surface transportation bill this week, as the December 4 expiration of current program authorizations quickly approaches. While the leaders of the reauthorization effort had hoped … Continue Reading

House and Senate Conference Underway, Another Short-Term Extension Possible

Legislative Activity House and Senate Conference Underway, Another Short-Term Extension Possible This week, the House and Senate will continue their work on conferencing their respective surface transportation reauthorization bills. While staff have been working to reconcile the bills’ differences, conferees are expected to hold their first official meeting this week. Congressional Democrats and the White … Continue Reading

House To Consider Transportation Bill on Floor

Legislative Activity House To Consider Transportation Bill on Floor Both chambers passed a short-term extension last week, reauthorizing highway, highway safety, and transit programs through November 20. The House now turns to floor consideration of their six-year surface transportation bill on Wednesday. The House appears determined to make productive use of the 22-day extension. On … Continue Reading

House Transportation Bill Marked-Up, But Short-Term Extension Needed

Legislative Activity House Transportation Bill Marked-Up, But Short-Term Extension Needed Facing the October 29 expiration of surface transportation programs, the House will vote this week on a bill to extend these programs for three weeks, through November 20, buying time for the House to finish work on its six-year bill. The extension legislation also includes … Continue Reading

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Releases Highway Bill, Markup Scheduled This Week

Legislative Activity House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Releases Highway Bill, Markup Scheduled This Week On Friday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) released its long-awaited surface transportation reauthorization bill and scheduled the markup of the bill for this Thursday, October 22. The House provides six years of authorizations from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) … Continue Reading

Deepwater Restoration Projects Slated for Gulf; New GHG Rule Proposed for Trucks, Transit and School Buses; House To Consider Improved Permitting Process

Regulatory Activity Deepwater Horizon Spill Restoration The Department of the Interior’s draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill currently proposes 10 early restoration projects. The Department is extending the public comment period on its draft until July 6. Greenhouse Gas On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of … Continue Reading
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