Transportation Funding Bill

Government, Business

Border Wall Hinders Funding Negotiations as Trump Threatens Shutdown

A contentious meeting between President Trump, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer A Dec. 12 meeting of Trump, Pelosi and Schumer got contentious over Trump's desire for $5 billion for a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump has threatened a partial government shutdown unless he gets the $5 billion. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The threat of a partial government shutdown that would ensnare transportation programs looms as congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to disagree about President Donald Trump’s funding request for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 13, 2018
Government, Business

Senate Continues Consideration of Transportation Funding Bill

Livestock hauler The bill includes a provision that directs DOT to communicate the concerns that livestock haulers have raised about the electronic logging mandate. (Flickr)

A fiscal 2019 transportation funding bill that would call attention to concerns livestock haulers have raised about electronic logging devices is included in a legislative package under consideration in the Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Business

House Appropriators to Consider Transportation Funding Bill May 24

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

House appropriators on May 24 will take up a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill that includes provisions related to truckers’ hours-of-service rules.

May 20, 2016
Government, Business

House Approves Fiscal 2015 Spending Bill, Blocks Increasing Minimum Insurance Levels

The GOP-led House last week narrowly passed a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill, which included a measure to prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from raising minimum liability insurance requirements for trucking and bus companies.

June 16, 2014