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GAO Report Shows DHS Has Not Fully Implemented Post-Katrina Act As Congress Intended

Oberstar renews call for independent, cabinet-level FEMA

Monday, December 08, 2008

Issues in the Spotlight

H.R. 7110
The Job Creation and Unemployment Act of 2008
House package pledges $30 billion for infrastructure;
Expected to create or sustain more than a million jobs

 Family-wage Jobs
Text of H.R. 7110

Oberstar Bridge Initiative Passes by Wide Margin
States One Step Closer to Receiving Additonal Help in
Fixing or Replacing Deficient Bridges

 I 35 Bridge Collapse

The Legacy of the Bush Administration on the Clean Water Act

"The Bush Administration has presided over the slow, but steady, dismantling of the Clean Water Act."



 H.R. 2095
Rail Safety Improvement Act 
Signed by President

H.Res. 1492 Incorporates Senate Language;
Passes House by Voice Vote
Passes Senate 74-24

House Passes
Deepwater Reform Bill 

H.R. 6999 Here >>>

Summary of the Bill(as amended)


FAA Extension Act Signed by President
HR 6984, the "Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008, Part II" Passes the House
Read the Bill here >>>
Summary of Provisions here >>>


H.R. 6532 The Highway Trust Fund Restoration Act
Signed Into Law


pristine river

 photo courtesy Eliza Cary

Chairman Oberstar Seeks to "clear the air" on Clean Water

H.R. 6052 Authorizes $1.7 Billion for Transit

 Riders crowd mass transit

 House passes bill by wide margin;
Awaits Senate action

 Air Service Improvement Act of 2008, H.R. 6355
bill to provide airline passengers with rights to fair treatment when facing significant delays

H.R. 6355 Summary

H.R. 6355 as introduced