The leaders of each political party in the Senate have reached a deal on their two-year, $109 billion transportation bill, clearing the way for as many as 10 votes on amendments to the bill later today. With a deal struck, prospects for passage of the Senate bill have now improved dramatically. Majority leader Harry Reid had […]
Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to win a key vote in the Senate today that would have forged significant progress toward passage of a two-year transportation bill. It is the second time a cloture vote on the bill has failed since it was first brought to the Senate floor. Needing 60 votes to invoke cloture, […]
During the current push for multi-year transportation bill, the Senate has been known more for its spirit of bipartisanship than any visionary policy advances. Now that the bill has hit the Senate floor, however, it’s getting a little ugly. Republican Senators have proposed a number of contentious amendments in order to stall the bill’s passage. […]
Seems like bicycling heroes are coming out of the woodwork these days. I’d missed this in all the coverage of the extension, but was gratified to see that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s opposition to Sen. Coburn’s machinations weren’t just in the interest of smooth procedure. The man actually cares about bike/ped issues. From The […]
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that if Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn insists on holding up legislation to extend the surface transportation and aviation bills, “we will have about 80,000 people out of work by Saturday.” Although SAFETEA-LU doesn’t expire for another two weeks, the FAA reauthorization expires in two days, and Reid said that if […]