Monthly Archives: March 2012

Game On: H.R. 14 introduced as well as a 3-month extension

This morning, House leadership announced that they will consider a three-month extension, rather than a full authorization bill, before the March 31 expiration of the federal transportation program.  While the Senate successfully – and overwhelmingly – passed a bipartisan authorization … Continue reading

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Senate Approves MAP-21, 74-22

No, we’re serious! The Senate today voted 74-22 to pass the transportation bill S. 1813, as amended over the past week.  (Need a refresher on key amendments?  The final amendment tracker is right here, with amendments sorted into “transportation related” … Continue reading

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Will the House Unearth a Flawed Transportation Bill or Join the Senate?

The House is on recess this week but Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and other majority leaders are reportedly pressing hard on their Republican colleagues to support the reintroduction of their failed HR-7 transportation bill.  What that bill would look like is … Continue reading

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Today’s Special: Cloture Vote

Update, 11:00 a.m. Pacific – The cloture vote failed, 52-44.  We’ll provide a more detailed analysis in another post later today. Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up MAP-21 for a cloture vote.  This is the procedural hurdle, … Continue reading

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Senator Boxer accepts important Cardin-Cochran amendment to transportation bill

Breaking news: The Senate transportation bill now includes the Cardin-Cochran amendment for local control of bicycle and pedestrian funding in the manager’s package. The latest version of MAP-21, filed late yesterday, pulls together the separate committee drafts into one bill … Continue reading

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House T-Bill Resurrection Fails…Senate Bill Clears Obstacles for Further Debate

House leadership floated the idea of a shorter 18-month long transportation bill today but it apparently fell flat and hard. Speaker John Boehner and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica reportedly sought to put the scaled back version in … Continue reading

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