Transportation-HUD Appropriations/Spending/Budget

Senate Reaches Deal on Highway Bill
 

What You Missed: House Hearing on May 12 Amtrak Crash
 

Lawmakers questioned transportation and government officials about the May 12 Amtrak derailment outside of Philadelphia at Tuesday’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing.

June 2, 2015 Senate Democrat Leadership Press Conference
 

Senate Democratic leaders discussed the USA Freedom Act, surface transportation and security breaches at the Transportation Security Administration at their weekly news conference on June 2.

Reid: Democrats Won't Support Another Highway Patch
"We’re not going to agree to the 32nd or 33rd short-term extension of the highway bill."

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday shot down the notion the government was to blame for a decline in U.S. economic output during the first quarter, following remarks by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the contrary, and instead pivoted to the importance of infrastructure spending and its impact on the economy at his weekly news conference.

Watch Live: House Hearing on May 12 Amtrak Crash
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a 10 a.m. hearing. 

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on the May 12 Amtrak train crash outside of Philadelphia, which killed eight passengers and injured more than 200.

Witnesses from Amtrak, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen are expected to testify.

Boehner: Amtrak Crash Not a Funding Issue