Today’s Headlines

  • White House Threatens to Veto House Transportation Bill (Politico)
  • Groups Line Up Against Mica’s Road-Building Plan (Orlando Sentinel)
  • House Committee Sets Debate Rules, Gets Through 23 Amendments (Only 200+ to Go!)
  • House Dems Seek Delay on Transportation Bill After Process Change (Hill)
  • Salon Analyzes the Tea Party’s War on Cities
  • Highway Bill Saga Continues for Bike Advocates (BikeLeague)
  • Georgia Republican Would Eliminate Federal Gas Tax, USDOT (Rome News-Trib)
  • The President’s Budget: High on Ambition, Low on Congressional Support (TTPolitic)
  • Aviation Reauthorization Signed Into Law After 23 Extensions (House T&I Release)

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House GOP Tries to Horse-Trade Senate Bill For Keystone Pipeline

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In another desperate attempt to push forward their fossil fuel agenda, House Republicans have indicated that even though they’ve been incapable of passing a transportation bill, they’re willing to go to conference committee and pass the Senate bill. All the Senate Democrats have to do in return is approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Our sources […]

House Speaker John Boehner Will Delay Vote on House Transpo Bill

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First, John Boehner split his transportation bill into three smaller bills that deal with transportation, oil and gas drilling, and government employee pensions separately. Now, it looks like the transportation component won’t be voted on until after the President’s Day recess, according to Politico: Boehner’s office attributed the decision to two factors: One of the […]

Live-Blogging the House Transportation Extension Debate & Vote

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After a long night’s wrangling over the budget, the House convened early (for them) at 9 this morning to tackle a 90-day 60-day 90-day extension of the transportation bill. Despite some fierce opposition from House Democrats who wanted to vote on the bipartisan Senate bill instead of another extension, the measure passed. We’re brought you the fireworks as […]

The House GOP’s Campaign Strategy: Do Nothing on Transportation

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A Senate committee has unanimously approved a transportation bill. Three other Senate committees are holding hearings on the bill. But over in the House? Crickets. At a press conference last week, former transportation secretary — and former House Republican — Ray LaHood scolded his old colleagues for failing to take action. He said there was […]

Transpo Bills Delayed in House and Senate as Congress Enters Recess

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Both houses of Congress are in recess this week, putting off their mountain of unfinished transportation business until next Monday. The momentum carrying transportation bills forward in each chamber has eroded recently. Last week, the House split its transportation bill — the one that eliminates dedicated funding for transit, bicycling, and walking — into three […]