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Senate Committee Examines Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, led by Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA), held a hearing June examining the effects of COVID-19 on the state of transportation and critical infrastructure. The hearing sought to examine the main challenges the transportation industry is facing as a result of the pandemic, and discuss what the congressional response should be. More

House to Release Draft Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to release its draft highway reauthorization bill this week. The legislation will provide $494 billion in funding over a period of five years for highway, transit, safety, and research programs, a 46 percent increase over current investment levels. More

Community, Business Leaders Urge Congress to Support Private Investment in EV Charging Infrastructure as House Committee Prepares to Unveil Transportation Bill

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House Transportation Committee to Vote on Infrastructure Legislation Soon

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will vote on its five-year surface transportation bill in the next few weeks, with an eye toward a floor vote in late June or July.  More

House to Vote on Small Business Loans

The House is scheduled today to consider two bills related to coronavirus aid. H.R. 7010 from Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) and 35 bipartisan cosponsors would give businesses more time and flexibility to make qualifying expenditures for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program, and allow businesses with forgiven loans to defer payroll taxes. More

DOL Issues Rule on Fluctuating Workweeks / Overtime

The Department of Labor announced a final rule updating regulations governing computation of overtime compensation for salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. More

NATSO Analysis: Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules (PPP)

NATSO Analysis: Paycheck Protection Program Interim Final Rules (PPP) Members Only Join or Login

The Small Business Administration on May 22 released interim final rules related to the Paycheck Protection Program. The rules outline procedures for borrowers to calculate costs eligible for loan forgiveness in the PPP, how the SBA will review individual loans for forgiveness, and details of the loan forgiveness process for lenders. More

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case Challenging RFS Point of Obligation

The Supreme Court declined on May 18 to consider a case that addressed whether the Environmental Protection Agency needs to consider every year whether to move downstream the requirement to buy RINs under the Renewable Fuel Standard. More

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

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USDA Accepting Applications for Matching Grants Under Higher Blends Infrastructure Investment Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture launched an online portal to begin accepting applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) grants. More

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