Budget Negotiations Continue

It’s been a while but I am still here watching for news and information that impact federal employees/civil service and all of us.  Here’s an issue near and dear to my heart.

Some of you may be aware that I spent about 20 years of my federal career at the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).  I happen to believe in the work USDOT agencies are intended to perform for our Nation and the world.  That work cannot be done without appropriate funding and strong/directed/consistent leadership.

Now what is this FAST Act?

Information on FAST Act from USDOT – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act”

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO),

Senate Panel Sets USDOT Highway Funding at FAST Act Levels, But With $2.2B Rescission

Since this is so much money, you must understand what all this spending is for.  Here’s more information for you just in case you have not been following the conversation.

Again from AASHTO – Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Portal

And from the U.S. House of Representatives – FAST Act

Bipartisanship in Congress?  I wonder why.  Please let me know your thoughts on this.

One more for the road – Federal budget fight causes migraines—again



About djaubey

I am a proud thirty-year federal employee and civil servant. Now retired. As a creative writer (both traditional and innovative), I provide a fresh perspective with a sound foundation in all my work. I am a researcher, writer and speaker with a love of the written word and in search of the truth.
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