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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 30, 2013

Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has named former aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as his new chief of staff, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx also appointed former aide to Emanuel, ...

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$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 02, 2013

$54 billion DOT budget fails in Senate, House pulls $44.1 billion DOT spending bill

A proposed $54 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development failed in the Senate Thursday, according to a report from ABC News. The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill needed 60 votes to pass, ...

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Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment to its proposed $54 billion transportation and housing spending bill, prioritizing bridge projects, according to a report from The Hill. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) authored the amendment, which he said would prioritize bridges deemed ...

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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House’s $44.1 billion DOT, HUD bill

The White House threatened on Monday to veto a $44.1 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the House is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The THUD bill calls for ...

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FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced that nearly $1 million in new grants will be used to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. FMCSA awarded the grants ...

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Foxx outlines three main DOT goals

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Foxx outlines three main DOT goals

Newly-sworn in Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx took to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fast Lane blog yesterday to reiterate his goals for the USDOT. “I believe in safe, effective transportation, and whether it is a bus, road, train, plane, or ship, ...

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Foxx to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary today

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

Foxx to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary today

Anthony Foxx will be sworn in as the new Secretary of Transportation today, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx resigned from his post as mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday. He will be the 17th Secretary of the ...

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Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Anthony Foxx will likely be sworn in as Secretary of Transportation this week, according to a report from The Hill. The Senate confirmed Foxx for the position last week. Foxx is currently the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and will have to ...

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Foxx to face eight major transportation issues

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 28, 2013

Foxx to face eight major transportation issues

Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation. Now what? Well, now he prepares to take on many of the same issues his predecessor, Ray LaHood, faced. And, according to a report from Politico, Foxx will inherit eight main issues: ...

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Senate scheduled to vote on Foxx USDOT nomination this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2013

Senate scheduled to vote on Foxx USDOT nomination this week

The Senate is set to vote this week on the confirmation of Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation, The Hill reported. According to the report, Foxx is expected to be easily confirmed after the Senate’s transportation committee unanimously approved the nomination ...

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