Committee Leadership in 116th Congress Takes Shape

Committee Leadership in 116th Congress Takes Shape

By Mark Holan, editorial director, ARTBA House committee leadership is coming into focus as the chamber prepares to switch to the new Democratic majority from Republican control. Some posts, including the Speakership, will not be settled until the 116th Congress opens...
U.S. DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in New Transportation Grants

U.S. DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in New Transportation Grants

Secretary Chao. center, announced the BUILD grants at U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was joined by U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Chair Sen. Susan Collins...
Congress Extends Funding Until Dec. 21

Congress Extends Funding Until Dec. 21

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA The House and Senate Dec. 6 passed a two-week extension of spending authority for the seven FY 2019 appropriations that remain unfinished, including federal transportation program funding. President...
Senate Committee Begins Infrastructure Package Discussion

Senate Committee Begins Infrastructure Package Discussion

By Dean Franks, senior vice president, congressional relations, ARTBA Senators from both parties Nov. 28 acknowledged the need to find a revenue solution for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) as the foundation of any 2019 infrastructure package. Their comments came during...