Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said she hopes D.C. residents will no longer facing questioning when using their D.C. driver’s license as identification at airports.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) said that if California can’t find $55 billion its high-speed rail project is a “pipe dream.”
House Republicans chided the Obama administration for trying to lift a ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. to attend flight school or to study nuclear science.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced a bill that forces the Department of Transportation to “buy American.”
The legislation is up in the air with only three days left to act before the August recess.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said the House-passed highway funding bill fails to provide the kind of certainty states need to invest in long-term infrastructure projects.
Reid announces a deal with Republicans on amendments to the transportation bill.
The Senate confirmed Michael Anderson Lawson to be U.S. Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization nearly a week after a jetliner was downed in eastern Ukraine.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed Congress fund the Highway Trust Fund by lowering corporate tax rates.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) called for the passage of a bipartisan highway bill and more federal investment in infrastructure projects.