House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

  • House Democrats press GSA or its watchdog to audit Trump Hotel lease

    “We don’t know whether we’re getting a damn penny out of this thing or not,” Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) said at Wednesday’s subcommittee hearing.

  • House panel authorizes $1.6 billion bump for Coast Guard in 2020

    The bill adds more career flexibility for Coast Guard officers.

  • GSA moves a step forward on new Labor HQ sites

    The General Services Administration is beginning environmental, transportation and historic preservation studies on three locations for Labor’s new building. The move is part of a broader effort by GSA this year to find homes for government agencies

  • New FBI headquarters gets go-ahead from House committee

    Congress has moved one step closer to authorizing the funds for a new FBI headquarters, but the General Services Administration must still finalize the location of the new campus.

  • Budget decisions still not the Coast Guard’s strong suit, GAO says

    The Coast Guard still has some trouble with major budgetary decisions, namely ones that determine whether the service has the right resources to meet the right mission at the right time, the Government Accountability Office said. And its plan to update and rebuild its aging fleet is also out of date.

  • FBI headquarters project in danger of repeating past failures?

    Congress warned the General Services Administration must find a good deal, meet financial and security requirements and remain fair when choosing a site to build a new FBI headquarters. Lawmakers say they are not underestimating the importance of FBI consolidation but are looking for more details as GSA finalizes funding and projects its cost savings for the development.

  • Key decisions on drones likely from Congress

    By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant…

  • Feds to feel the squeeze as cubicles and offices shrink

    Federal workers to see as much as 50 percent less cubicle or office space as part of how agencies are reducing office space costs. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) pressed GSA and others on their preparation to more efficiently deal with 100 million square feet of leased space that is scheduled to expire in the next five years.

  • Lawmakers worried DHS losing faith in Federal Protective Service

    The Federal Protective Service will no longer coordinate security at DHS headquarters on Nebraska Avenue in Northwest D.C. according to a May 1 memo from the agency’s chief security officer to the undersecretary for management. The memo was brought to light Wednesday by members of a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee at a hearing on the security of federal buildings. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management, cited the DHS memo as a possible sign that “confidence in FPS may be eroding” from within DHS.

  • Rep. Barletta wants new rules for SESers under investigation

    Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is sponsoring a bill that would impact the federal workforce as well as a bill to restrict the growth of federal real estate. Barletta is the chairman of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.