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Senate Dems unveil $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Government Issues| March 8, 2018

Funding for the plan would be offset by rolling back two-thirds of the revenue lost in the Republican tax bill by reinstating a top income tax rate of 39.6%, restoring the individual alternative minimum tax, reversing cuts to the estate tax, and raising the corporate income tax from 21% to 25%.

Sumwalt III sworn in as NTSB chairman

Government Issues| August 14, 2017

His tenure with the NTSB began in August 2006 with his appointment as the 37th member of the NTSB, whereupon President George W. Bush designated him as vice chairman for a two-year term.

Government Issues| January 31, 2017

Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

Several prominent Democrats, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, were among those voting against Chao, who had cruised through three confirmation hearings for other cabinet positions previously without a dissenting vote.

Government Issues| December 2, 2015

Congress to vote on 5-year transportation bill this week

The measure calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. It also reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank’s expired charter until 2019.

Government Issues| November 24, 2015

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

Government Issues| July 23, 2015

Senate votes to advance transportation bill debate

The 62-36 vote came just a day after a majority of senators balked at approving a motion to proceed to debate on the bipartisan bill, which was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and James Inhofe (R-OK).

Bus| June 27, 2012

Mica, Boxer laud pending 2-year authorization bill

The tentative agreement establishes federal highway, transit and highway safety policy and keeps programs at current funding levels through the end of fiscal year 2014. If a majority of House and Senate conferees approve the conference report, both bodies are then expected to take up the measure before the end of the week, prior to the expiration of the current extension of transportation funding on June 30th.
Accessibility| March 19, 2012

Senate authorization bill positively impacts seniors, disabled

Authorizes $248.6M for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the combined Section 5310 services, representing a $23M increase overall, with potentially more benefits for programs supporting seniors and persons with disabilities.
Accessibility| March 14, 2012

UPDATED: Senate authorization bill passes 74-22

The vote steps up pressure on the House to drop its troubled five-year bill and instead adapt the Senate version before the current extension expires March 31.
Accessibility| February 22, 2012

House, Senate advance authorization bills, expose vast chasm

In early February, House T&I Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and members of the committee held a press conference to unveil its five-year, $260 billion transportation authorization proposal.
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