Congress Kicks Off Budget Season as White House Responds to Fuel Prices

Transport Topics Eugene Mulero

April 13, 2022

The leadership of federal agencies will visit Capitol Hill over the next few weeks to defend their slice of the White House’s far-reaching budget plan.

The testimony of Cabinet secretaries and administrators will take place as the White House continues to respond to high gas prices and ongoing efforts to enact an ambitious climate agenda.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, whose department is asking Congress to approve $142 billion for fiscal 2023, will be among the administration officials expected to be scheduled to make the rounds before congressional funding leaders, known as appropriators.

“The investments in the president’s budget make traveling safer, easier, cleaner and more affordable for the American people,” the secretary said last month.

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