Government

US House Could Vote Week of Nov. 18 on Temporary Funding Bill Amid Looming Shutdown

Nancy Pelosi Pelosi indicated the chamber would vote on legislation to temporarily fund the government. “We do not want a shutdown of government, so we have to make some decisions as we go forward,” she said. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated the chamber would vote as early as the week of Nov. 18 on legislation to temporarily fund the government.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Government

Senate Advances Fiscal 2020 Transportation Funding Measure

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The Senate on Oct. 31 voted 84-9 to advance legislation that would fund federal transportation programs through fiscal 2020.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Funding Bills to Dominate Congress’ Fall Legislative Agenda

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

When congressional funding leaders return to Washington on Oct. 15, they plan to cut through a tense political atmosphere and resume negotiations on their fiscal 2020 appropriations measures.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Congress Clears Temporary Federal Funding Bill for Trump

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In an 82-15 vote, the Senate cleared legislation for President Donald Trump’s signature to avert a shutdown of federal agencies.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2019
Government, Business

Congress Looks to Avoid Government Shutdown, Again

Rep. Nita Lowey “Our continuing resolution will keep government open and provide families, businesses and communities with much-needed budget certainty," House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey says (Bloomberg Politics via YouTube)

Members of Congress again are staring into the possibility of a shutdown as federal funding is set to expire Sept. 30. Recognizing this deadline, the House on Sept. 19 advanced a continuing resolution designed to keep agencies open through Nov. 21. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Government

Senate Leader McConnell Implores Swift Action on Federal Funding Process

Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell by Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the chamber’s funding leaders to proceed quickly with measures that would guarantee funding for federal agencies through the next fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2019
Government, Business

Funding Bills to Begin Journey to House, Senate Floors

McConnell McConnell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

After announcing he would break with tradition and keep the chamber in session for most of August, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) indicated a few fiscal 2019 funding bills would be reaching the floor as early as the week of June 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 14, 2018
Government

Senate Funding Panel Takes Up Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation Bill April 19

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The Senate transportation appropriations subcommittee on April 19 will consider a fiscal 2017 spending measure that is likely not to reflect the Obama administration’s funding priorities.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 18, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

Rep. Diaz-Balart to Oversee House Transportation Funding Committee in 114th Congress

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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) will be the next chairman of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, the full committee’s chairman announced Nov. 20.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2014