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December 16, 2011
Earlier this week, the Senate Commerce Committee marked up several bills, including the FMCSA, HazMat and NHTSA titles, completing most of their work for the reauthorization.
November 17, 2011
The Senate EPW Committee has marked up their portion of the next reauthorization.
November 4, 2011
Yesterday, House Speaker Boehner announced that the House would pass the long-delayed surface transportation authorization before the end of 2011.
October 24, 2011
As of this writing, the Senate is coming close to wrapping up it’s consideration of HR 2112 that would fund DOT for the remainder of the 2012 Fiscal Year, but due to a Senate recess the last week of October, the final vote will occur on Monday, October 31st.
September 23, 2011
This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee completed its work on the DOT/THUD 2012 funding bill.
September 16, 2011
Late yesterday, Congress passed legislation extending SAFETEA-LU six months until March 31, 2012.
September 9, 2011
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee approved and sent to the full House Appropriations Committee a FY 2012 Budget bill funding programs for both Departments.
July 7, 2011
This morning, Congressman John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee presented an outline of the Reauthorization bill he plans to introduce.
July 1, 2011
Rep. John Mica, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as of this writing, continues to say that he will introduce his bill within the next week or 10 days.
Federal Agencies Funded Through March 4, 2011; SAFETEA-LU Also Extended to March 4, 2011; Funding for Remainder of FY 2011 Remains UncertainJanuary 12, 2011
In the final hours of the 111th Congress in late December, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that funded all federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation and FMCSA, through March 4, 2011 at 2010 funding levels.