All Roads Lead to Congress The $300 Billion Fight over Highway Funding

ISBN-10: 0872894614

ISBN-13: 9780872894617

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Costas Panagopoulos, Joshua Schank

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List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 10/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 197
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Joshua Schank is director of transportation research at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he is directing a national transportation policy study. He was a consultant with PB Consult, the management consulting arm of Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading transportation planning and engineering firms, and a senior associate with ICF Consulting, an environmental consulting firm; he was a consultant to federal and local government agencies on transportation issues for both firms. Schank advised Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on federal highway and transit legislation from 2002 to 2005.He has also been an analyst for the U.S. Department of Transportation Inspector General, and he worked as a transportation planner for the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Schank is president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Transportation Research Forum, one of the oldest professional transportation organizations. In addition to a PhD in urban planning from Columbia University, Schank has a master's degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tables, Figures, Maps, And Boxes
How A Bill Becomes Law
Powers behind the Throne
Setting the Stage
Power: How to Get It, How to Use It
History of the Surface Transportation Bill
The Role of the White House
Rustlings on the Hill
Regional Alliances
Follow the Money
Bill Introduction And Markup
The Surrogate Staff System
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Getting to Markup
The Bill Arrives
The Revolt
The Empire Strikes Back
Last-Minute Dealmaking
The Markup
Floor Fight
Floor Procedure
The Transportation Bill
The Equity Bonus
Bill Financing
Senate Debate-Opposition
The Strength of a Rider
A Waiting Game
An Amendment Appears
Moving Forward, Finally
The Amendment Flurry
The House Bill
The Minimum Guarantee
House Debate
On to Conference
The ??Third House"
Appointment of Conferees
Conference Problems
Picking up the Pieces
Back To The Drawing Board
Markup Redux
Back to the Senate Floor
An Amendment on Toll Roads
Senate Bill Passage
Back to the House Floor
Final Final Passage (Finally)
Passage And Politics: The Aftermath
Bill Signing
Press Time
The Coburn Amendment
Donor/Donee and the Formula Fight
Pork-Barrel Spending and the 2006 Election Results
Beyond 2006: Earmark Reform and the 2008 Elections
Earmark Reform and the Public
The Future of Transportation Policy
Examples of Reconciled Provisions in a Conference Committee Report
House Conferees (Complete List, 108th Congress)
House and Senate Conferees (Complete List, 109th Congress)
Key Transportation Policy Changes in SAFETEA-LU
About The Authors
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