Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Transportation

Concept_Capitol Building_Money

Two Months, Four Fiscal Speed Bumps to Deal With

We are coming down the home stretch of calendar year 2015, with only a little more than two months left. Lawmakers will have to get to work as they...
Spending_Transportation_Highway

Highway Trust Fund Runs Out Next Summer

According to a new Department of Transportation (DOT) estimate, the Highway Trust Fund will likely last until late next summer instead of at the end...

Three Scenarios for Projecting Debt

Our recent analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) August baseline focused on CBO's official current law baseline projections,...
Other Spending_Transportation_Highway

Carper's Highway Plan Responsibly Fixes Trust Fund But With a Catch

The three-month highway law that passed last month was intended to buy time for a more lasting solution for the Highway Trust Fund's finances, so it...
Spending_Highway_Virginia

Taking a Closer Look at the Senate's Highway Bill

We commended the Senate last week for seeking a long-term solution to the highway funding shortfall and for funding its proposal with real offsets....
Spending_Transportation_Highway

Unpaid-For Veterans Provisions Piggyback on Transportation Bill

Before Congress leaves for August, they must pass a transportation bill extending highway programs and transferring additional money into the Highway...
Spending_Highway_Virginia

Senate Transportation Bill Finds Offsets for Three Years of Funding

The Senate is discussing a bill that would reauthorize highway programs for six years and provide $47.6 billion of funding to cover the Highway Trust...
Concept_DC_Capitol Building

Second Half of the Year Means Plenty of Fiscal Speed Bumps Ahead

As we move past the midpoint of 2015, several fiscal deadlines are fast approaching. Congress is preparing to act on two important Fiscal Speed Bumps...
Spending_Transportation_Highway

House Transportation Plan Uses Elements that CRFB Highlighted

Here at CRFB we spend a lot of time reviewing responsible options to offset the cost of new bills and have provided many to lawmakers. So when...

Pages