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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama, Biden call for infrastructure investment

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pushed for transportation infrastructure investment during their respective trips to New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge and Ohio’s Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority this week. While at the site of the $3.9 billion Tappan ...

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Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Obama taps Victor Mendez for deputy transportation secretary, Peter Rogoff for under secretary for policy

The White House on Wednesday announced who President Barack Obama intends to nominate for the open deputy transportation secretary and under secretary for policy positions. Obama has tapped Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez as deputy secretary for transportation. Mendez has been ...

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House could consider bill to bring back 330 NHTSA employees

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

House could consider bill to bring back 330 NHTSA employees

The House may consider a bill next week that would bring back about 330 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) employees who were furloughed last week when the federal government shutdown began. The shutdown suspended several operations within the U.S. Department ...

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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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Bowles and Simpson try again. Again.

John Latta - Feb 20, 2013

Bowles and Simpson try again. Again.

Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome back, Simpson and Bowles! Alan Simpson, a Republican and  Democrat Erskine Bowles have come up with a new deficit reduction plan. You will recall that the duo were co-chairs of the White House's 2010 deficit-reduction panel, which ...

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