Senate Aviation Bill Remains Grounded

Senate Aviation Bill Remains Grounded

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) June 12 told reporters the Senate would not take up a federal aviation program reauthorization before the July 4 holiday recess. The...
House Passes Water Resources Bill

House Passes Water Resources Bill

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The House or Representatives June 6 passed, 408 to 2, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, a bill that authorizes funding for maritime transportation construction projects. If...
Senate Transportation Bill Clears Next Step

Senate Transportation Bill Clears Next Step

Summary of the Senate proposal and its comparison to previous years and authorized investment levels.  By David Bauer, executive vice president/advocacy, ARTBA The Senate Appropriations Committee June 7 unanimously approved legislation that would boost federal highway...
Tariff Troubles? Let Us Hear About Market Impacts

Tariff Troubles? Let Us Hear About Market Impacts

The Trump administration tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from a variety of countries, including Canada and Mexico, take effect today, June 1. The actions followed public comments and an initial proclamation by President Trump in March, through which he...
House, Senate Advance Water Infrastructure Bills

House, Senate Advance Water Infrastructure Bills

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Both the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) and Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committees the week of May 21 passed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)...