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Rural Development Faces Cuts in House's Farm Bill
Both the House and Senate agriculture committees have approved farm bills with varying impact on rural development programs and assistance.
posted 5/17/13 06:12 AM read complete story
Brownfields Legislation Stalls in Senate
The proposed Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (BUILD) Act of 2013 appears to have lost momentum since its Senate introduction in March. The bill reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Program with recommendations from the National Brownfields Coali...
posted 5/9/13 4:42 PM read complete story
House Panel Takes on Long-Term Highway Funding
Financing America's aging highway infrastructure system dominates testimony Thursday (April 25) before the House subcommittee on highways & transit, in connection with implementation of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
posted 4/25/13 4:05 PM read complete story
Special Panel to Address Freight Transportation Infrastructure
The first hearing of the Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation is slated for April 24. Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) will chair the panel; Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) will serve as its ranking member.
posted 4/19/13 11:13 AM read complete story
Bipartisan Bill in Senate Seeks to Improve Brownfields Program
The proposed "Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act of 2013" would improve upon the existing grant program by increasing the limit for cleanup grants as well as expanding grant eligibility to certain nonprofits and publicly owned sites.
posted 3/25/13 3:52 PM read complete story
Sequestration's Impact on Community Development Funding Analyzed
As a result of sequestration, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) will receive estimated cuts of nearly $150 million, find analysts at the liberal-oriented Center on Budget & Policy Priorities.
posted 3/11/13 11:44 AM read complete story
Feds Urged to Move Quickly on Fixing Deteriorating Infrastructure
Three witnesses tell a House panel that the federal government must play a key role in supporting the continued maintenance of American transportation networks.
posted 2/15/13 11:50 AM read complete story
Full-Year Stopgap Spending Bill In Works
The House Appropriations Committee has begun writing a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown when the current stopgap spending law for FY 2013 expires March 27.
posted 2/8/13 11:30 AM read complete story
Sequester Update: March 1 Deadline Still Looms
President Obama wants Congress to approve a small package of spending cuts and changes in tax policy, thereby delaying the March 1 deadline for sequestration – across-the-board spending cuts that would impact virtually every sector of the federal government and likely hurt the national economy.
posted 2/5/13 3:37 PM read complete story
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