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House Transpo Committee Boldly Goes Online

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation

February 6, 2017

Despite its ultra-wonky clunkiness, “infrastructure” is a word that keeps right on trending hard inside the Beltway.

Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, Infrastructure Funding

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Monday, February 6, 2017 2:24 PM | » Comments(0)

The Not-So-New Capitol Hill Players…

Photo: Architect of the Capitol

January 13, 2017

How the Trump Presidency ultimately pans out, of course, remains to be seen. But a key influence on how well the 45th President might succeed as an agent of change is as clear as the electoral-college vote— the GOP establishment still holds sway on Capitol Hill.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Friday, January 13, 2017 2:10 PM | » Comments(0)

Hope for Highways Inside the Beltway

Photo: Evan Lockridge

November 7, 2016

Executive Editor David Cullen shares his thoughts on a new survey on what issues are most likely to make it through Congress next year, no matter who wins the White House, in his Passing Zone blog.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Funding, Election Day

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Monday, November 7, 2016 2:33 PM | » Comments(0)

Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill

When is good news not good news? When Congress hears about it…

Given all that will go on in Congress, a long-term highway bill may not come together until, yes, 2017.

September 9, 2015

Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely vanished” thanks to the Dept. of Transportation revealing that the Highway Trust Fund isn’t in imminent danger of running dry.

Tags: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Trust Fund, Highway Bill

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Wednesday, September 9, 2015 2:03 PM | » Comments(2)

Highway Bill and The Sausage Factory

It's not a family-friendly flick or a Wes Craven slasher coming to a theater near you...

&#39;Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.&#39; Image: National Hot Dog &amp;amp; Sausage Council<br />

August 2, 2015

It's not a family-friendly flick or a Wes Craven slasher coming to a theater near you...

Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Highway Bill

Author: David Cullen | Posted @ Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:15 PM | » Comments(0)

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